Obama's re-election is made official
Vice President Joe Biden read the results during a joint legislative session on Friday afternoon in Washington.
January 4th, 2013
03:08 PM ET

Obama's re-election is made official

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.

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  1. John

    collection:FR and summary:(executive order* 13563) or summary:(retrospective review 13563)

    January 14, 2013 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  2. EnuffAlready

    WHERES MY OBAMA PHONE!

    January 14, 2013 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
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