While a number of Republican members of the House of Representatives objected to the results of the presidential election in Georgia, a state Joe Biden narrowly won, senators did not join their objection, causing the objection to fail.
WATCH: No senators joined in House Republicans' objection to Georgia's electoral votes — so the votes are accepted.
"Following the events of today, it appears some senators have withdrawn their objection," Rep. Jody Hice says. pic.twitter.com/8lpVTsqsTO
— PBS NewsHour (@NewsHour) January 7, 2021
The joint session will continue counting the votes of each state, alphabetically, until it has concluded or there is a successful objection, which would prompt senators and members of Congress to go to their separate chambers and proceed with hours of debate and a vote.