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. Mary

    Therefore the banking system would own a larger percentage of those who are in this deep deep debt? Is that right?

    January 5, 2013 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Hamsta

    My baby momma.

    January 5, 2013 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. chrissy

    Dont ya mean Bush phones Hamsta? Oh and that is to the real hamsta not the fake one.

    January 5, 2013 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Hamsta

      Sure, if Bush was president in 2010 when the cellphone companies started using tents in other peoples' parking lots to distribute phones to welfare recipients. That didn't begin until 2010.

      January 5, 2013 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Philip

    @Mary. No, it would not mean that. It has been illegal to own a human being in the United States of America from since before women were allowed to vote or natives owned casinos.

    January 5, 2013 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. chrissy

    @ little mister, you outta swim with a brick tied to your neck!

    January 5, 2013 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. chrissy

    Hamsta 8/08 is the when they came out.

    January 5, 2013 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. chrissy

    It was pretty easy to look up hamsta. As youve often said just a few keystrokes and the info is yours. Safe link was one of the first.

    January 5, 2013 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. banasy©

    Oh, my God, is he arguing about that AGAIN?
    How many times do I have to prove him wrong on the "Obamaphone" lie?

    January 6, 2013 at 12:33 am | Report abuse | Reply
  9. chrissy

    Lol @ little mister, that post made me think of a song and i believe it was sung by Gary Puckett and the Union Gap (i may be wrong tho) anyway it goes....this girl is a woman now....she found out what youre all about....lol.

    January 6, 2013 at 10:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
  10. dazzle ©

    Good Morning to everyone. @chrissy, I remember that band when I was in middle school and you are right on the lyrics my friend.

    January 6, 2013 at 11:24 am | Report abuse | Reply
  11. dazzle ©

    @little mister, I am no where near Queens. Once again child you are dreaming.

    January 6, 2013 at 11:56 am | Report abuse | Reply
  12. dazzle ©

    What is the name of this imaginary restaurant little mister? BTW, I don't eat poptarts kid and you certainly didn't get a text from me.

    January 6, 2013 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. dazzle ©

    What would your brother-in-law Kenny Rogers think of this? I haven't seen him around lately unless of course you are him.

    January 6, 2013 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Time4Change

    I still can't believe this guy got reelected. People are so uneducated

    January 12, 2013 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. jeezlouise

    There is nothing official about the "re-election" as you call it- Its all oficially a scam.

    January 13, 2013 at 10:25 am | Report abuse | Reply
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