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A supporter of President Donald Trump protests against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, outside the Ohio state Capitol in Columbus, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Megan Jelinger

A supporter of President Donald Trump protests against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, outside the Ohio state Capitol in Columbus, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Megan Jelinger

A supporter of President Donald Trump protests against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, outside the Ohio state Capitol in Columbus, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Megan Jelinger
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An armed group, who identify as "Liberty Boys" and the anti-government group "Boogaloo Bois" protest outside the Oregon State Capitol, in Salem, Oregon, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Alisha Jucevic

An armed group, who identify as "Liberty Boys" and the anti-government group "Boogaloo Bois" protest outside the Oregon State Capitol, in Salem, Oregon, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Alisha Jucevic

An armed group, who identify as "Liberty Boys" and the anti-government group "Boogaloo Bois" protest outside the Oregon State Capitol, in Salem, Oregon, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Alisha Jucevic
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Bob Campbell holds a sign condemning US Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (R-CO) as he demonstrates against President Donald Trump outside the Colorado State Capitol in Denver, Colorado, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Bob Strong

Bob Campbell holds a sign condemning US Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (R-CO) as he demonstrates against President Donald Trump outside the Colorado State Capitol in Denver, Colorado, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Bob Strong

Bob Campbell holds a sign condemning US Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (R-CO) as he demonstrates against President Donald Trump outside the Colorado State Capitol in Denver, Colorado, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Bob Strong
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Mike Dunn, and another member of the Boogaloo Boys movement, pose for photos with their semi-automatic rifles, in Richmond, Virginia, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Mike Dunn, and another member of the Boogaloo Boys movement, pose for photos with their semi-automatic rifles, in Richmond, Virginia, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Mike Dunn, and another member of the Boogaloo Boys movement, pose for photos with their semi-automatic rifles, in Richmond, Virginia, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Mike Dunn and other members of the Boogaloo Boys movement, pose for photos with their semi-automatic rifles, in Richmond, Virginia, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Mike Dunn and other members of the Boogaloo Boys movement, pose for photos with their semi-automatic rifles, in Richmond, Virginia, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Mike Dunn and other members of the Boogaloo Boys movement, pose for photos with their semi-automatic rifles, in Richmond, Virginia, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
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Members of the National Guard pause to give candy to children while securing a closed street on the perimeter of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs

Members of the National Guard pause to give candy to children while securing a closed street on the perimeter of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs

Members of the National Guard pause to give candy to children while securing a closed street on the perimeter of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs
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National Guard members stand guard outside the Capitol ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, in Washington, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

National Guard members stand guard outside the Capitol ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, in Washington, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

National Guard members stand guard outside the Capitol ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, in Washington, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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A member of the National Guard receives ammunition outside the U.S. Capitol building as supporters of President Donald Trump are expected to protest against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, in Washington January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Erin Scott

A member of the National Guard receives ammunition outside the U.S. Capitol building as supporters of President Donald Trump are expected to protest against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, in Washington January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Erin Scott

A member of the National Guard receives ammunition outside the U.S. Capitol building as supporters of President Donald Trump are expected to protest against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, in Washington January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Erin Scott
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A supporter of President Donald Trump protests against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, outside the Colorado State Capitol in Denver, Colorado, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Bob Strong

A supporter of President Donald Trump protests against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, outside the Colorado State Capitol in Denver, Colorado, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Bob Strong

A supporter of President Donald Trump protests against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, outside the Colorado State Capitol in Denver, Colorado, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Bob Strong
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A member of an armed group, who identify as "Liberty Boys" protests outside the Oregon State Capitol, in Salem, Oregon, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Alisha Jucevic

A member of an armed group, who identify as "Liberty Boys" protests outside the Oregon State Capitol, in Salem, Oregon, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Alisha Jucevic

A member of an armed group, who identify as "Liberty Boys" protests outside the Oregon State Capitol, in Salem, Oregon, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Alisha Jucevic
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The access to the Georgia State Capitol is blocked with trucks in Atlanta, Georgia, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

The access to the Georgia State Capitol is blocked with trucks in Atlanta, Georgia, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

The access to the Georgia State Capitol is blocked with trucks in Atlanta, Georgia, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
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National Guard and Georgia State troopers stand guard outside the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

National Guard and Georgia State troopers stand guard outside the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

National Guard and Georgia State troopers stand guard outside the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
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A member of an armed group, who identify as "Liberty Boys" protests outside the Oregon State Capitol, in Salem, Oregon, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Alisha Jucevic

A member of an armed group, who identify as "Liberty Boys" protests outside the Oregon State Capitol, in Salem, Oregon, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Alisha Jucevic

A member of an armed group, who identify as "Liberty Boys" protests outside the Oregon State Capitol, in Salem, Oregon, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Alisha Jucevic
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A supporter of President Donald Trump places signs in protest against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, in Phoenix, Arizona, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Caitlin O'Hara

A supporter of President Donald Trump places signs in protest against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, in Phoenix, Arizona, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Caitlin O'Hara

A supporter of President Donald Trump places signs in protest against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, in Phoenix, Arizona, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Caitlin O'Hara
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John Hess, supporter of President Donald Trump protests against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, outside the Washington State Capitol in Olympia, Washington, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

John Hess, supporter of President Donald Trump protests against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, outside the Washington State Capitol in Olympia, Washington, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

John Hess, supporter of President Donald Trump protests against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, outside the Washington State Capitol in Olympia, Washington, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson
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A member of an armed group, who identify as "Liberty Boys" shows a banner to a person in a window of the Oregon State Capitol, in Salem, Oregon, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Alisha Jucevic

A member of an armed group, who identify as "Liberty Boys" shows a banner to a person in a window of the Oregon State Capitol, in Salem, Oregon, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Alisha Jucevic

A member of an armed group, who identify as "Liberty Boys" shows a banner to a person in a window of the Oregon State Capitol, in Salem, Oregon, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Alisha Jucevic
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Supporters of President Donald Trump protest against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, outside the Minnesota State Capitol in Saint Paul, Minnesota, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Eric Miller

Supporters of President Donald Trump protest against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, outside the Minnesota State Capitol in Saint Paul, Minnesota, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Eric Miller

Supporters of President Donald Trump protest against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, outside the Minnesota State Capitol in Saint Paul, Minnesota, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Eric Miller
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Members of the Boogaloo Bois protest against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, outside the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, Michigan, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Members of the Boogaloo Bois protest against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, outside the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, Michigan, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Members of the Boogaloo Bois protest against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, outside the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, Michigan, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook
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A supporter of President Donald Trump stands in front of Pennsylvania State Capitol guarded by Pennsylvania State Capitol Police, as he protests against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski

A supporter of President Donald Trump stands in front of Pennsylvania State Capitol guarded by Pennsylvania State Capitol Police, as he protests against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, January 17, 2021....more

A supporter of President Donald Trump stands in front of Pennsylvania State Capitol guarded by Pennsylvania State Capitol Police, as he protests against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski
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A woman who disagrees with election results holds a sign as she protests against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, outside the Colorado State Capitol in Denver, Colorado, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Bob Strong

A woman who disagrees with election results holds a sign as she protests against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, outside the Colorado State Capitol in Denver, Colorado, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Bob Strong

A woman who disagrees with election results holds a sign as she protests against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, outside the Colorado State Capitol in Denver, Colorado, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Bob Strong
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Law enforcement officers watch from the roof of the Arizona House of Representatives as supporters of President Donald Trump are expected to protest against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, in Phoenix, Arizona, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Caitlin O'Hara

Law enforcement officers watch from the roof of the Arizona House of Representatives as supporters of President Donald Trump are expected to protest against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, in Phoenix, Arizona, January 17, 2021....more

Law enforcement officers watch from the roof of the Arizona House of Representatives as supporters of President Donald Trump are expected to protest against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, in Phoenix, Arizona, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Caitlin O'Hara
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A supporter of President Donald Trump protests against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, outside the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, Michigan, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

A supporter of President Donald Trump protests against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, outside the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, Michigan, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

A supporter of President Donald Trump protests against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, outside the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, Michigan, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook
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Members of the Boogaloo Bois protest against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, outside the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, Michigan, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Members of the Boogaloo Bois protest against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, outside the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, Michigan, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Members of the Boogaloo Bois protest against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, outside the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, Michigan, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook
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Members of the State police arrive at the Michigan state Capitol in Lansing, Michigan, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Members of the State police arrive at the Michigan state Capitol in Lansing, Michigan, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Members of the State police arrive at the Michigan state Capitol in Lansing, Michigan, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook
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Militia groups gather to protect protesters as supporters of President Donald Trump protest against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, outside the Ohio State Capitol in Columbus, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Megan Jelinger

Militia groups gather to protect protesters as supporters of President Donald Trump protest against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, outside the Ohio State Capitol in Columbus, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Megan Jelinger

Militia groups gather to protect protesters as supporters of President Donald Trump protest against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, outside the Ohio State Capitol in Columbus, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Megan Jelinger
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A supporter of President Donald Trump stands outside the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, Michigan, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

A supporter of President Donald Trump stands outside the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, Michigan, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

A supporter of President Donald Trump stands outside the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, Michigan, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook
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Supporters of President Donald Trump protest against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, outside the Ohio State Capitol in Columbus, Ohio, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Megan Jelinger

Supporters of President Donald Trump protest against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, outside the Ohio State Capitol in Columbus, Ohio, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Megan Jelinger

Supporters of President Donald Trump protest against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, outside the Ohio State Capitol in Columbus, Ohio, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Megan Jelinger
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A supporter of President Donald Trump uses a megaphone as he protests against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, outside the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski

A supporter of President Donald Trump uses a megaphone as he protests against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, outside the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski

A supporter of President Donald Trump uses a megaphone as he protests against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, outside the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski
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A cardboard cutout depicting President Donald Trump is seen in front of Pennsylvania State Capitol, as supporters of him are expected to protest against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, outside the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski

A cardboard cutout depicting President Donald Trump is seen in front of Pennsylvania State Capitol, as supporters of him are expected to protest against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, outside the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg,...more

A cardboard cutout depicting President Donald Trump is seen in front of Pennsylvania State Capitol, as supporters of him are expected to protest against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, outside the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski
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Militia groups gather to protect protesters as supporters of President Donald Trump protest against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, outside the Ohio State Capitol in Columbus, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Megan Jelinger

Militia groups gather to protect protesters as supporters of President Donald Trump protest against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, outside the Ohio State Capitol in Columbus, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Megan Jelinger

Militia groups gather to protect protesters as supporters of President Donald Trump protest against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, outside the Ohio State Capitol in Columbus, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Megan Jelinger
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A view of the Virginia State Capitol building as supporters of President Donald Trump are expected to protest against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, in Richmond, Virginia, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Leah Millis

A view of the Virginia State Capitol building as supporters of President Donald Trump are expected to protest against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, in Richmond, Virginia, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Leah Millis

A view of the Virginia State Capitol building as supporters of President Donald Trump are expected to protest against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, in Richmond, Virginia, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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National Guard members stand guard outside the Michigan State Capitol ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, in Lansing, Michigan, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

National Guard members stand guard outside the Michigan State Capitol ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, in Lansing, Michigan, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

National Guard members stand guard outside the Michigan State Capitol ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, in Lansing, Michigan, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook
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A supporter of President Donald Trump protests against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, outside the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski

A supporter of President Donald Trump protests against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, outside the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski

A supporter of President Donald Trump protests against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, outside the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski
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The Oregon State Capitol with boarded-up windows is seen in Salem, Oregon, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Alisha Jucevic

The Oregon State Capitol with boarded-up windows is seen in Salem, Oregon, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Alisha Jucevic

The Oregon State Capitol with boarded-up windows is seen in Salem, Oregon, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Alisha Jucevic
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A supporter of President Donald Trump arrives by bus ahead of a protest against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, in Phoenix, Arizona, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Caitlin O'Hara

A supporter of President Donald Trump arrives by bus ahead of a protest against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, in Phoenix, Arizona, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Caitlin O'Hara

A supporter of President Donald Trump arrives by bus ahead of a protest against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, in Phoenix, Arizona, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Caitlin O'Hara
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The Arizona state Capitol building is pictured through a fence as supporters of President Donald Trump are expected to protest against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, in Phoenix, Arizona, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Caitlin O'Hara

The Arizona state Capitol building is pictured through a fence as supporters of President Donald Trump are expected to protest against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, in Phoenix, Arizona, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Caitlin O'Hara

The Arizona state Capitol building is pictured through a fence as supporters of President Donald Trump are expected to protest against the election of President-elect Joe Biden, in Phoenix, Arizona, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Caitlin O'Hara
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A National Guard vehicle is seen around the U.S. Capitol ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, in Washington, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

A National Guard vehicle is seen around the U.S. Capitol ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, in Washington, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

A National Guard vehicle is seen around the U.S. Capitol ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, in Washington, January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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