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Fri Jan 4, 2013, 05:23 PM

Obama Officially Re-Elected During Joint Session of Congress

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Source: Roll Call



President Barack Obama was officially re-elected on Friday with the tallying of the Electoral College vote during a joint session of Congress.

As expected, Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. won 332 electoral votes, exceeding the 270 necessary for a majority of the 538 votes. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., won 206 votes.

The quadrennial occasion is constitutionally mandated to certify the presidential election. But it’s largely a formality, and the only surprise may have been the scant number of members of the House and Senate who witnessed it — far fewer than four years ago, when Obama was set to become the country’s first African-American president.

About a half-dozen senators processed into a relatively empty House chamber behind Biden, who in his duty as Senate president gaveled in the joint session and kicked off the vote counting, which took less than 30 minutes.




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Wherever were the pro-Birther Republicans? Or is questioning the President's eligibility only good for fundraisers?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 05:29 PM

1. Done. Good. thanks brooklynite


Obama was officially re-elected with the tallying of the Electoral College vote on Friday. (Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 05:30 PM

2. It's a slam dunk!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 06:45 PM

3. well there's the big beautiful bird being flown at the tea boogers

who wanted the Electoral College to ignore Obama's win.

332 to 206--that's a thrashing.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:02 PM

4. Rove is STILL saying "don't be hasty", though...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:53 PM

5. Locking, sorry, this is a duplicate. Please continue discussion and post updates here:

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