According to the AP, Barack Obama has been re-elected President of the United States after members of the Electoral College cast the official, final votes in the 2012 presidential election.
There wasn't much suspense. Neither Gallup nor Dean Chambers nor even Dick Morris could find a way to predict a Mitt Romney landslide amid the 538 electors who actually cast ballots selecting the president. But there was still one open question: could Arizona's Electoral College delegates supplant Arizona State University as that state's most embarrassing college?
As Arizona's electors cast 11 electoral votes for Republican challenger Mitt Romney, two Republicans — state GOP Chairman Tom Morrissey and elector Don Ascoli — said they still doubt the legitimacy of the birth certificate that Obama released in 2011.
"I'm not satisfied with what I've seen," Morrissey said. "I think for somebody in the president's position to not have produced a document that looks more legitimate, I have a problem with that."
In Arizona's defense: yes, this is racism, but it's dry racism.
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Tags: Arizona, Birthers, Electoral College
Wait, didn't we do this already, back in November? Yes, WE did, but the Electoral College hasn't cast its votes yet. And as we all know, you can't spell 'electoral' without 'Electoral College.'
The suspense is unbearable:
No one is expecting anything but a routine process Monday for Obama, who decisively won the popular vote last month, earning 332 pledged electoral votes to Mitt Romney's 206.
There have been some electoral defectors in the past, but they've been rare.
'No one' might be a bit of an exaggeration.
There are probably at least a few thousand Ron Paul supporters who haven't given up hope.
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Tags: Barack Obama, Election Day 2012, Electoral College
Medical science is still unclear on whether it's possible to overdose from schadenfreude and liberal smugness, so supporters of Barack Obama should think carefully before reading about the latest Tea Party hope for electing Mitt Romney.
Obamacare does not cover the artery-splitting joy produced at the sight of people who think Romney still has a shot at this thing…
Tags: Electoral College, Idaho, Tea Party, WorldNetDaily
If you're not familiar with the term "firewall," you may be tempted to believe that it is a wall that is made out of fire that politicians like Barack Obama erect to keep inter-dimensional beasts from entering our peaceful realm and enslaving all of us.* Unfortunately, it is not. (So, we continue to remain in constant danger of netherworldy attack.)
What it is in the case of Obama is a couple of states — namely Ohio, Wisconsin and Iowa — which the President is expecting to hold, therefore keeping his re-election chances high. The question is: Will the firewall hold?
According to Mitt Romney's advisers — who, when you think of it, have nothing to gain by lying — the answer is a resounding no…
Tags: Barack Obama, Electoral College, Iowa, Mitt Romney, Nate Silver, Ohio, Polls, Wisconsin