Pence confirms Electoral College victory for Biden

US Vice President Mike Pence has certified more than 270 Electoral College votes for Joe Biden, officially making him the next US president.

Pence is continuing to certify votes state by state, and nearing the end of the process with Wyoming.

A challenge by a Wisconsin lawmaker is shot down for procedural reasons.

The process comes some 14 hours after the congressional count to confirm Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential victory began, and after lawmakers had to evacuate both chambers for several hours to escape a mob that had violently breached the Capitol.