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8 p.m. Pence reopens the Senate and the votes are counted

The senate was reopened by Former Vice President Mike Pence around 8 p.m. in order to continue counting the Electoral College votes. The tallies were read by Former Vice President Mike Pence around 2:40 a.m. and the session closed at about 2:44 a.m. on Jan. 7. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris won with 306 votes in the Electoral College (exceeding the vote count needed to secure a victory) and Trump received 232 votes. 

Sources:

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/06/electoral-vote-update-congress-resumes-counting-after-pro-trump-rioters-invade-capitol.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/pence-mcconnell-trump/2021/01/06/b7aa5c1e-503b-11eb-bda4-615aaefd0555_story.html

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