Friday, January 9, 2009

Barack Obama Offially President-Elect

From Obama HQ:

Barack Obama officially became the president-elect today when the House and the Senate gathered in a joint meeting to complete one of the last formalities of the presidential election: counting the electoral votes.

The New York Times reported:

While there have been oddities in the past that shifted the total, the final result this time was the same as derived in the public voting on Nov. 4: 365 electoral votes for the Democratic ticket of Barack Obama of Illinois and Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware and 173 for John McCain of Arizona and Sarah Palin of Alaska, their Republican opponents. With the results formally entered in the journals of the House and the Senate, Mr. Obama and Mr. Biden are now cleared to be sworn in on Jan. 20.

The finality of the announcement by Mr. Cheney drew a rousing round of applause from assembled lawmakers and their guests, including 26 young people active in politics who were invited by the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi of California.

And the final electoral map, which you all worked so hard for:

Note that Colorado is BLUE State!
Whoo Hoo!!!!

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