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pudge's Journal: Obama Elected President Today, December 15 8

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Barack Obama was elected President today.

Not one word on the CNN.com home page, though MSNBC and Fox News buried it on their home pages. Odd. You'd think the election of the President would be a big deal worth more than four column inches.

Although, while it is a fact that Obama was elected President today, MSNBC incorrectly claims It's official. It does not become official until the vote is certified in Congress on January 6.

Cross-posted on <pudge/*>.

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Obama Elected President Today, December 15

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  • <sarcasm>
    Clinging to these 'facts' as if 'details' matter.
    </sarcasm>
    Actually, the good side of the election was the dearth of crying about the Electoral College.
  • Barack Obama was elected President today.

    Actually, he wasn't. All that happened on the 15th is the casting of the votes. They won't be counted until January 8th.

    • by pudge (3605) * Works for Slashdot

      Barack Obama was elected President today.

      Actually, he wasn't. All that happened on the 15th is the casting of the votes. They won't be counted until January 8th.

      Yes, actually, he was elected on December 15. The results are not official until January 6.

      • by Jacked (785403)

        Yes, actually, he was elected on December 15. The results are not official until January 6.

        Heh, I had a longer post defending my position, but, the more I thought about it, the more I came to agree with you. The election day is the day of casting votes, regardless of when you know how those votes were cast.

        Not that it matters much, but, just so you're aware, the vote counting was moved to Jan 8th for 2009 only. I have no idea why. *shrug*

        • by pudge (3605) * Works for Slashdot

          Not that it matters much, but, just so you're aware, the vote counting was moved to Jan 8th for 2009 only. I have no idea why. *shrug*

          Hm. OK. I'd seen a few stories still saying January 6.

        • Obviously, the orbital mind-control lasers will be in better positions on the 8th.

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