Remember that presidential election we had two months ago? The electoral college has followed through.
Lawmakers on Friday counted the electoral college's votes on Friday, and the results were as expected: 332 votes for Obama and his running mate, Vice President Joe Biden; and 206 votes for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his running mate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.
Biden, in his role as the Senate's president, read the results of the electoral college's votes – actually taken in December, more than a month after Election Day – in a joint legislative session in the U.S. House.
While Obama awaits his January 21 inauguration, he'll be making new picks for his cabinet. High-profile vacancies are expected to include secretary of state, secretary of defense and treasury secretary.