|
|
|
|
|
13th Jamadi-ul-Awwal 1436 | Friday, Mar 06, 2015
World

It's official now: Barack Obama has won

Saturday, 5 January 2013
Comments(0)
Washington, January 05:

It's now official. A full two months after the Nov 6 presidential poll President Barack Obama has been declared re-elected defeating his Republican challenger Mitt Romney by 332 to 206 electoral votes.

Vice President Joe Biden, in his capacity as president of the Senate, made the unsurprising announcement after a bit of official pomp and circumstance in Congress on Friday. The House and Senate convened a 23-minute joint legislative session Friday to perform the official task of receiving and counting the Electoral College votes. The results were as expected.

"Barack Obama of the state of Illinois has received for president of the United States 332 votes. Mitt Romney of the state of Massachusetts has received 206 votes," Biden said.

"Joseph Biden of the state of Delaware has received for vice president of the United States 332 votes. Paul Ryan of the state of Wisconsin has received 206 votes."

"This announcement of the state of the vote by the president of the Senate shall be deemed a sufficient declaration of the persons elected president and vice president of the United States, each for the term beginning on the 20th day of January 2013," he said.

The votes are typically counted on Jan 6, which falls this year on a Sunday, so Congress' first act Thursday included a provision to move the count to Friday.

The Senate "tellers" opened the official Certificate of Ascertainment and Certificate of Votes from the states, which are prepared by governors and submitted to the speaker of the House and president of the Senate.

Senate pages carried in mahogany boxes carrying the certificates. The process is laid out in the Constitution, which says after the electoral votes are submitted, "the president of the Senate shall, in the presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the certificates and the votes shall then be counted."

IANS

Latest News

My father is a die-hard Punjabi: Esha Deol

Actress Esha Deol, who has taken on the role of a judge on "MTV Roadies X2", says her father and Bol ...

Kim Kardashian steals attention with mesh dress

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian, who has revealed her platinum blonde locks, ensured all eyes were on ...

'Windies cricket problems mirror cris...

The problems hampering West Indies cricket mirror a crisis plaguing the Caribbean community, St. Lucia Prime Minister Kenny Anthony said. ...

Related News

Leslie Udwin rejects Delhi legal action after airing 'India's...

British film-maker Leslie Udwin has denied all claims by New Delhi that she broke a contract with Ti ...

Israeli PM Netanyahu warns Iran of 'very bad' nuclear deal wi...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned Iranian people of the nuclear deal being negoti ...

Algeria passes law banning domestic violen...

Algeria's parliament passed a law today criminalising domestic violence against women in a vote harshly criticised by conservatives as intru ...

Post new comment

To combat spam, please enter the code in the image.

Rs. 26460 (Per 10g)

Opinion Poll
Do you think the dharna against Modi Government's land ordinance would be successful?
YesNoCan't say

Matrimony | Photos | Videos | Search | Polls | Archives | Advertise | Letters

© The Siasat Daily, 2012. All rights reserved.
Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Abids, Hyderabad - 500001, Telangana, India
Tel: +91-40-24744180, Fax: +91-40-24603188
contact@siasat.com