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Washington - Congress Confirms Obama, Biden Win Electoral College Vote

Published on: January 4, 2013 02:29 PM
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Speaker of the House John Boehner of Ohio (L) sits as U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (C) is handed the vote certificate for the state of Ohio during a joint session of Congress held to certify the electoral college results and deem President Barack Obama the next U.S. president in the Capitol in Washington January 4, 2013. Obama won the vote in the critical swing state of Ohio. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque Speaker of the House John Boehner of Ohio (L) sits as U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (C) is handed the vote certificate for the state of Ohio during a joint session of Congress held to certify the electoral college results and deem President Barack Obama the next U.S. president in the Capitol in Washington January 4, 2013. Obama won the vote in the critical swing state of Ohio. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Washington - The Congress formally confirmed on Friday, nearly two months after polls closed, that President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden won the 2012 White House election.

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At a joint session of the Senate and House of Representatives, lawmakers carried out the final phase of a process known as the Electoral College that dates back to the founding of the nation.

They verified the vote of 538 electors from the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, each of whom represented a presidential and vice presidential candidate. Electors were picked on Election Day, based on the popular vote.

In approving and then adding up individual certification documents, they confirmed that Democrats Obama and Biden beat Republican challengers Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, 332-206. At least 270 electoral votes are needed to win.

Republican House Speaker John Boehner and Biden, as Senate president, presided over the process that lasted about 30 minutes.

 

 


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 Jan 04, 2013 at 02:45 PM monalisa Says:

Interesting. The appointed day for this confirmation is always Jan 6...this year, it's a Sunday. I thought it would have been pushed off to Monday, 7th. I must tell my students when it actually occurred. We all learn a lot from VIN!

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 Jan 04, 2013 at 02:47 PM DRE53 Says:

I still had hope till this day that perhaps Congress will discover that somehow Romney won the election...
I mean, what a waste of time

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 Jan 04, 2013 at 04:07 PM ZEV Says:

To #2- A fair national U.S. election was held on Nov. 6, 2012. The results were fairly tabulated, and confirmed. Therefore, regarding your disappointment pertaining to the losing team, I can only state GET OVER IT! Case closed, no appeals!

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 Jan 05, 2013 at 08:25 PM Mark Levin Says:

Reply to #3  
ZEV Says:

To #2- A fair national U.S. election was held on Nov. 6, 2012. The results were fairly tabulated, and confirmed. Therefore, regarding your disappointment pertaining to the losing team, I can only state GET OVER IT! Case closed, no appeals!

Get a sense of humor and deposit it along with your next check from Baracka Claus.

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 Jan 05, 2013 at 09:23 PM ZEV Says:

To #5- There is nothing funny or humorous about those who still question the results of the U.S. Presidential election, which was held on Nov. 6, 2012. Since Jews are especially on guard against historical revisionists, shouldn't we be as equally concerned against those who question a fair election,no matter what one's political persuasion is?

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 Jan 06, 2013 at 05:12 AM Reb Yid Says:

Reply to #5  
ZEV Says:

To #5- There is nothing funny or humorous about those who still question the results of the U.S. Presidential election, which was held on Nov. 6, 2012. Since Jews are especially on guard against historical revisionists, shouldn't we be as equally concerned against those who question a fair election,no matter what one's political persuasion is?

ZEV #5 is talking to himself (he addresses his comments to #5), like any good Democrat.

And well he should, since the Democrats were the ones questioning Bush's elections in 2000 and 2004.

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 Jan 06, 2013 at 06:15 AM bewhiskered Says:

Reply to #5  
ZEV Says:

To #5- There is nothing funny or humorous about those who still question the results of the U.S. Presidential election, which was held on Nov. 6, 2012. Since Jews are especially on guard against historical revisionists, shouldn't we be as equally concerned against those who question a fair election,no matter what one's political persuasion is?

"shouldn't we be as equally concerned against those who question a fair election,no matter what one's political persuasion is?"

Well, this is not so much revisionism as it is delusion. For anyone with a mind, the GOP/Baggers (KKK) are the party of death panels, Sharia Law in West Rattlesnake, WY, Mexican drug cartels taking over Laredo, WMD's in Iraq, and, not to mention, a Muslim, Socialist, Communist, anti colonialism, pro Mau Mau, Kenyan born President, who hates the USA. Revisionism? That's much too intellectual for this circus show where the small car drives onto center ring, and empties of clowns, each getting us to laugh at him. Even with all their attempted voter suppression in the last election (still going on), it is plain and clear that this pathetic party of wealthy, old, white men is on the wrong side of history, and, are yet too deluded to alter course.

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