Congress verifies: Obama, Biden win Electoral College vote

Biden and Boehner preside over a counting of the votes for the 2012 presidential election in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Congress formally confirmed on Friday, nearly two months after polls closed, that President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden won the 2012 White House election. At a joint session of the Senate and House of Representatives, lawmakers carried out the final phase of a process known as the Electoral College that dates back to the founding of the nation. They verified the vote of 538 electors from the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, each of whom represented a presidential and vice presidential candidate. …




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