Tuesday, December 16, 2008
The least surprising story of the year
Barack Obama was elected president yesterday. The members of the Electoral College met in their respective state capitals, to cast the only votes that really count for president and vice president. While the electoral votes won't be officially tallied until January 6 in a joint session of Congress, there were no reports of "faithless electors" casting a vote for anyone other than the candidate they were pledged to support. Therefore, Obama should get his total of 365 electoral votes, to 173 for McCain.