Woman shot inside U.S. Capitol when Trump rioters stormed building has died

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The woman who was shot inside the U.S. Capitol building when Donald Trump supporters stormed the place on Wednesday afternoon and unleashed mayhem has died.

The woman was identified as Ashli Babbit and lived in San Diego, according to her husband who spoke to news media.

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CNN had reported that the woman was in critical condition after being struck in the chest. Other news outlets said she was hit in the neck.

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Babbit was an Air Force veteran who loved President Trump and broke into the U.S. Capitol along with thousands of other protesters who claimed the election was stolen from the president.

Mr. Trump lost the election to Joseph R. Biden Jr. by more than 7 million votes and received 306 electoral college votes to 232 for Trump.

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Without any evidence, Trump began spreading baseless election fraud claims he was unable to prove in court.

More than 60 lawsuits were thrown out, many by judges appointed or nominated by Trump himself.

Even the Supreme Court where Trump nominated three judges threw out the case.

Trump and his supporters claimed the fraud was so massive that it was almost undetectable.

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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