- Jul 2, 2003
Senate aides rescued boxes containing the electoral votes as a mob besieged the Capitol. Without them, Congress may not have been able to affirm Biden's win as quickly.
Had the boxes containing the states' electoral votes been left behind, pro-Trump rioters may have found and destroyed them.
- Quick-thinking Senate aides grabbed the wooden boxes containing the electoral votes before being evacuated.
- "If our capable floor staff hadn't grabbed them, they would have been burned by the mob," Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon tweeted