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2012-12-17 10:39:27 AM  
4 more years!
 
2012-12-17 10:39:28 AM  
That's just what the MSM wants you to believe.
 
2012-12-17 10:39:30 AM  
YEEEEEEE HAW!!!

images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-12-17 10:39:45 AM  
332 + 207 = 538?

"November 6 saw Obama pass the electoral threshold of 270 - from a total of 538 votes - as ballots from Ohio rolled in, besting Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Ultimately, Obama won 332 electoral votes, with 51% of the popular vote, to Romney's 207, with 47% of the popular vote."
 
2012-12-17 10:39:54 AM  
Not yet it isn't.
 
2012-12-17 10:40:13 AM  
Congressional districts in every state choose an elector to cast the official ballot of the region. In most states electors must pledge to vote for the candidate who receives the majority of the vote in their state.

The day we decide to fix this will be the day after it gets abused. Man that'd be hilarious.
 
2012-12-17 10:40:19 AM  
Obama declared martial law & opened the FEMA camps? About time!
 
2012-12-17 10:40:25 AM  
NO! It's still possible that some of the electors will change their minds, and listen to the true Will of the People! Don't give up!
 
2012-12-17 10:40:27 AM  
Was there voter fraud? Did they have to show ID to vote? Or did urban electors steal the election.
 
2012-12-17 10:40:33 AM  
Traitors
 
2012-12-17 10:41:01 AM  
LET THE 1000 YEARS OF DARKNESS BEGIN
 
2012-12-17 10:41:40 AM  
reason.com
 
2012-12-17 10:42:12 AM  
I can hear Orly Taitz's screams from here.
 
2012-12-17 10:42:19 AM  
forums.radioreference.com
 
2012-12-17 10:42:29 AM  
badLogic

Obama declared martial law & opened the FEMA camps? About time!

shhh, that's next election. Don't let the cat out of the bag.
 
2012-12-17 10:42:43 AM  
It's official Obama has usurped the throne again

FTFY, subby.
 
2012-12-17 10:43:17 AM  

Jon iz teh kewl: YEEEEEEE HAW!!!

[images1.wikia.nocookie.net image 350x291]


He said "Obama", nor "Rick 'OOPS' Perry.....
 
2012-12-17 10:43:25 AM  
Good timing, I was almost out of conservative tears.
 
2012-12-17 10:43:40 AM  
Damn those urbans and poors, with their freebies and handouts. Also socialisms and like such as.
 
2012-12-17 10:44:00 AM  
No words, just a big, big grin when I deal with my ultraconservative co-workers and family today
 
2012-12-17 10:44:33 AM  

c152atn67: 332 + 207 = 538?

"November 6 saw Obama pass the electoral threshold of 270 - from a total of 538 votes - as ballots from Ohio rolled in, besting Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Ultimately, Obama won 332 electoral votes, with 51% of the popular vote, to Romney's 207, with 47% of the popular vote."


One of Obama's 332 was a very small Electoral Vote - Puerto Rico or DC or Nairobi or somewhere in Maine...
 
2012-12-17 10:45:01 AM  
Does this mean we can start force gay marrying our God-fearing neighbours to tranny Muslim socialists who live in communes whilst using the children of our newly legal brothels to build our abortion-powered pot cig rolling machines?
 
2012-12-17 10:45:14 AM  
imageshack.us
 
2012-12-17 10:45:27 AM  
Please, angry cons, show the world you mean business and go Galt...forever! On the morning of Obama's inauguration, agree to a mass suicide from the safety of your homes. That'll show us, and you'll be spared the torturous 4 years(or more!!!!!!) under the brutal reign of Generalissimo Barack Hussein (he'll discard the last name after the inauguration, I read it somewhere).
 
2012-12-17 10:45:58 AM  

Dr.Zom: I can hear Orly Taitz's screams from here.


For some reason, I always add an "n" mentally when reading her last name.

Its the damnedest thing ...
 
2012-12-17 10:47:13 AM  
Oh well... four more years of no economic growth and more invasive government. I just hope I will still have a job after next year.
 
2012-12-17 10:47:49 AM  
Wait til Jan 21st and he releases his real birth certificate.

That's when the hilarity starts.
 
2012-12-17 10:48:11 AM  

WTF Indeed: Does this mean we can start force gay marrying our God-fearing neighbours to tranny Muslim socialists who live in communes whilst using the children of our newly legal brothels to build our abortion-powered pot cig rolling machines?


You forgot the forced anal sex with trees, toddlers, and tigers.
 
2012-12-17 10:48:21 AM  
Good. Now we get about the business of forced abortions, welfare checks and food stamps for all, the criminalization of all guns, sharia law, and black helicopters like I was promised when I agreed to vote for the Kenyan.
 
2012-12-17 10:49:49 AM  
Impossible.

I was told on World Net Daily that they had it all figured out and that he wouldn't actually get the EVs.
 
2012-12-17 10:50:14 AM  

Krymson Tyde: Good. Now we get about the business of forced abortions, welfare checks and food stamps for all, the criminalization of all guns, sharia law, and black helicopters like I was promised when I agreed to vote for the Kenyan.


NOO They TAKING WAY MAH GUNS!!
 
2012-12-17 10:51:13 AM  

MonoChango: Oh well... four more years of no economic growth and more invasive government. I just hope I will still have a job after next year.


Oh, you will.... but it will be a Government job, because that is the only type of job that it will be legal to have.
 
2012-12-17 10:51:16 AM  

MFAWG: Not yet it isn't.


Wut?
 
2012-12-17 10:51:59 AM  

Dr Dreidel: c152atn67: 332 + 207 = 538?

"November 6 saw Obama pass the electoral threshold of 270 - from a total of 538 votes - as ballots from Ohio rolled in, besting Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Ultimately, Obama won 332 electoral votes, with 51% of the popular vote, to Romney's 207, with 47% of the popular vote."

One of Obama's 332 was a very small Electoral Vote - Puerto Rico or DC or Nairobi or somewhere in Maine...


Nah; it's Romney with one too many votes (should be 206). Either the person made a typo or there was a faithless elector (in which case Obama got 331 votes)

Or maybe it's like in 2004 when one dude decided to cast his presidential and vice presidential vote for Edwards, in which case I want to know who someone got to be a Republican Party elector loving Romney but hating Ryan.
 
2012-12-17 10:52:29 AM  

MonoChango: four more years of no economic growth


What, exactly, was going on in 2008?
 
2012-12-17 10:52:42 AM  

MonoChango: Oh well... four more years of no economic growth and more invasive government. I just hope I will still have a job after next year.


I'm sure you won't. Why would they keep employing somebody so paranoid and delusional?
 
2012-12-17 10:52:51 AM  
LET THE GODLESS HEATHEN DEBAUCHERY BEGIN!
 
2012-12-17 10:53:02 AM  
Unless I flunked reading comprehension, that story says only the electors are meeting today, and says nothing about the results of the vote. Given it's not yet 8 a.m. on the West Coast, I doubt anything is official yet.
 
2012-12-17 10:53:14 AM  

jayhawk88: NO! It's still possible that some of the electors will change their minds, and listen to the true Will of the People! Don't give up!


This! It's not too late for Real Americans to stop ACORN from stealing this election!
 
2012-12-17 10:53:51 AM  

MonoChango: Oh well... four more years of no economic growth and more invasive government. I just hope I will still have a job after next year.


You look like someone who could answer this, how long is the line to give Limbaugh/Beck/Hannity blowjobs?
 
2012-12-17 10:53:56 AM  
i595.photobucket.com

Dear Preznit Obaphone.

I am writing you to let you know that your re-erection does not mean man dates. I don't want to date men. I also don't want mooselimbs. Moose are big and do not have thumbs. How will I be able to keep my job at the vest factory with no thumbs?!? We need our guns to shoot the moose so they don't take our limberties.

Potatoely yours,

Torg.

P.S. I saw you on the TV. You are very brown.
 
2012-12-17 10:54:35 AM  

Serious Black: WTF Indeed: Does this mean we can start force gay marrying our God-fearing neighbours to tranny Muslim socialists who live in communes whilst using the children of our newly legal brothels to build our abortion-powered pot cig rolling machines?

You forgot the forced anal sex with trees, toddlers, and tigers.


HOPE AND CHANGE HOPE AND CHANGE!

/hope for the anal tigers, change to tranny Muslim socialists with abortion powered pot cigs mid coitus
 
2012-12-17 10:56:07 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: MonoChango: Oh well... four more years of no economic growth and more invasive government. I just hope I will still have a job after next year.

Oh, you will.... but it will be a Government job, because that is the only type of job that it will be legal to have.


Obama is truly amazing then. Do you really think he could pull this off in 1 year? Can you explain how he could accomplish this in such a short period of time?
 
2012-12-17 10:57:26 AM  

WTF Indeed: MonoChango: Oh well... four more years of no economic growth and more invasive government. I just hope I will still have a job after next year.

You look like someone who could answer this, how long is the line to give Limbaugh/Beck/Hannity blowjobs?


Non-existent if you're a female, very long if you're a Dominican boy who has oxycodone.
 
2012-12-17 10:58:19 AM  

EyeballKid: Please, angry cons, show the world you mean business and go Galt...forever! On the morning of Obama's inauguration, agree to a mass suicide from the safety of your homes. That'll show us, and you'll be spared the torturous 4 years(or more!!!!!!) under the brutal reign of Generalissimo Barack Hussein (he'll discard the last name after the inauguration, I read it somewhere).


Wow. Way to be classy.

/not butt hurt, not Republican
 
2012-12-17 10:58:35 AM  

Granny_Panties: Pants full of macaroni!!: MonoChango: Oh well... four more years of no economic growth and more invasive government. I just hope I will still have a job after next year.

Oh, you will.... but it will be a Government job, because that is the only type of job that it will be legal to have.

Obama is truly amazing then. Do you really think he could pull this off in 1 year? Can you explain how he could accomplish this in such a short period of time?


He's an authoritarian collectivist dictator. He can do whatever he wants to in a year.
 
2012-12-17 10:58:53 AM  
I'm still waiting for Obama to bus Chinese communists and homosexuals into my neighborhood to kill my fuzzy little puppies.
 
2012-12-17 11:00:03 AM  

JusticeandIndependence: MFAWG: Not yet it isn't.

Wut?


The article states they have to cast today. I don't think it has happened everywhere yet. There are probably still frantic last minute meetings in upper derpistan trying to decide if they want to attempt a coup
 
2012-12-17 11:00:46 AM  

Speaker2Animals: Unless I flunked reading comprehension, that story says only the electors are meeting today, and says nothing about the results of the vote. Given it's not yet 8 a.m. on the West Coast, I doubt anything is official yet.


Exactly. We still have time for our Prayers to reach the Electors so that they change their minds!
 
2012-12-17 11:02:35 AM  
Does this mean bye bye Texas?
 
2012-12-17 11:02:35 AM  
As if the constant deficit spending wasnt proof enough he won, i wonder if he will get a budget passed the next 4 years... he didnt in the previous 4 so not going to hold my breath.
 
2012-12-17 11:02:42 AM  

Doctor Funkenstein: [i595.photobucket.com image 220x153]

Dear Preznit Obaphone.

I am writing you to let you know that your re-erection does not mean man dates. I don't want to date men. I also don't want mooselimbs. Moose are big and do not have thumbs. How will I be able to keep my job at the vest factory with no thumbs?!? We need our guns to shoot the moose so they don't take our limberties.

Potatoely yours,

Torg.

P.S. I saw you on the TV. You are very brown.


www.offthegridnews.com

Dear Torg,

Thank you very much for your kind letter. Your thumbs, liberties, and freedom to not date men will not be impinged upon by my administration. No promises about the guns though. On the bright side, I will protect the worker's union at the vest factory.

Sincerely,

President Obama

P.S. If you are interested in learning more about my racial heritage, just ask your mother.
 
2012-12-17 11:03:03 AM  
And we make fun of Florida for being late to the party...
 
2012-12-17 11:04:51 AM  

MonoChango: Oh well... four more years of no economic growth and more invasive government. I just hope I will still have a job after next year.


Oh, bless your heart.
 
2012-12-17 11:04:59 AM  
Ron Paul!
 
2012-12-17 11:05:38 AM  
The cons still have one chance to screw this up.........not likely, but weirder things have happened in DC in the past few years.

Summary of Key Dates for the 2012 Presidential Election 
(archives.gov) 
See January 6, 2013
 
2012-12-17 11:06:50 AM  
There's got to be a massively butthurt right-wing blog somewhere begging the Electors to vote Romney, right?

Because that would entertain me.
 
2012-12-17 11:07:17 AM  
Who?
 
2012-12-17 11:07:22 AM  

Joe Blowme: As if the constant deficit spending wasnt proof enough he won, i wonder if he will get a budget passed the next 4 years... he didnt in the previous 4 so not going to hold my breath.


I wasn't aware that "President" was synonymous with "House of Representatives."

You know, the people that are responsible for spending bills.
 
2012-12-17 11:10:28 AM  

kmmontandon: Joe Blowme: As if the constant deficit spending wasnt proof enough he won, i wonder if he will get a budget passed the next 4 years... he didnt in the previous 4 so not going to hold my breath.

I wasn't aware that "President" was synonymous with "House of Representatives."

You know, the people that are responsible for spending bills.


The Constitution explicitly outlines the separation of powers: It is the job of the House of Representatives to sign off on $6T in spending, and then it is the President's job to take the blame when the House refuses to pay for it.
 
2012-12-17 11:10:36 AM  

HMS_Blinkin: Dear Torg,

Thank you very much for your kind letter. Your thumbs, liberties, and freedom to not date men will not be impinged upon by my administration. No promises about the guns though. On the bright side, I will protect the worker's union at the vest factory.

Sincerely,

President Obama

P.S. If you are interested in learning more about my racial heritage, just ask your mother.


Niiiiiiice. I lol'd.
 
2012-12-17 11:10:47 AM  

kmmontandon: Joe Blowme: As if the constant deficit spending wasnt proof enough he won, i wonder if he will get a budget passed the next 4 years... he didnt in the previous 4 so not going to hold my breath.

I wasn't aware that "President" was synonymous with "House of Representatives."

You know, the people that are responsible for spending bills.


Remember, right-wingers get confused by logic. You can't engage them that way. They don't understand you.
 
2012-12-17 11:11:14 AM  
Who could have seen this coming!?!?!
 
2012-12-17 11:12:51 AM  
I hope this leads to more threads about Republicans wanting to "storm the campus" of the Electoral College.
 
2012-12-17 11:13:49 AM  

WTF Indeed: Does this mean we can start force gay marrying our God-fearing neighbours to tranny Muslim socialists who live in communes whilst using the children of our newly legal brothels to build our abortion-powered pot cig rolling machines?


Yes.
 
2012-12-17 11:14:01 AM  
For more years of a conservative in the white house.
 
2012-12-17 11:14:09 AM  
www.canyoncountryzephyr.com

Soon.
 
2012-12-17 11:14:58 AM  

picturescrazy: EyeballKid: Please, angry cons, show the world you mean business and go Galt...forever! On the morning of Obama's inauguration, agree to a mass suicide from the safety of your homes. That'll show us, and you'll be spared the torturous 4 years(or more!!!!!!) under the brutal reign of Generalissimo Barack Hussein (he'll discard the last name after the inauguration, I read it somewhere).

Wow. Way to be classy.

/not butt hurt, not Republican


So, they don't deserve ridicule? I disagree. I will take every opportunity I can to remind my GOPper family/friends that they lost and that any minute Obama is going to jump out from behind that bush/tree/trash can and take their guns, liberty, force them to gay marry each other, AND have late-term abortions.....EVERY DAY!

I'm sorry, but GOPpers do not deserve to be treated with class anymore. Liberal hunting permits, "surveyor's marks", "I came unarmed....THIS time"...fark those assholes.
 
2012-12-17 11:15:29 AM  

Gonz: There's got to be a massively butthurt right-wing blog somewhere begging the Electors to vote Romney, right?

Because that would entertain me.


Seek and ye shall receive:

Teabagger Prince trying to elect Mitt Romney on Electoral College Loophole
 
2012-12-17 11:15:47 AM  

Xenomech: For more years of a conservative in the white house.


At least he's black. Wait, am I doing it wrong?
 
2012-12-17 11:15:55 AM  

monoski: Does this mean bye bye Texas?


Probably time you guys gave it back to the mexicans ;)
 
2012-12-17 11:17:09 AM  
Ted Nugent officially owes the world something.
 
2012-12-17 11:17:14 AM  
Link

How did we get this far without seeing this?
 
2012-12-17 11:19:55 AM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: And we make fun of Florida for being late to the party...


Its nice having a recent election where Florida and Ohio didn't impact the election.
 
2012-12-17 11:20:58 AM  
Personally i think the freak-outs over guns being taken away vs guns staying are a little funny... despite the shooting.

If, Obama is the Socialist monster looking to destabilize america by destroying the economy etc.

Guns are the last things he wants to get rid of.

The idea goes that As economy destabilizes, people hoard and lock and load. Violence increases. Eventually outside sources have to send in military to take control.

Going with the idea, it would be a military chosen by Obama. Allowing him to increase his hold.

So, there we go. Either Obama's not a socialist and is going to get rid of guns. Or he is, and nobody's in danger of losing them.

Or I've had entirely too much caffeine, office chocolate and cookies, and watched entirely too much Doctor Who on netflix last night.
 
2012-12-17 11:21:08 AM  

Gonz: There's got to be a massively butthurt right-wing blog somewhere begging the Electors to vote Romney, right?

Because that would entertain me.


This is why we can't have nice things
 
2012-12-17 11:21:36 AM  
Subby's lack of punctuation makes my colon hurt
 
2012-12-17 11:21:58 AM  

kmmontandon: Joe Blowme: As if the constant deficit spending wasnt proof enough he won, i wonder if he will get a budget passed the next 4 years... he didnt in the previous 4 so not going to hold my breath.

I wasn't aware that "President" was synonymous with "House of Representatives."

You know, the people that are responsible for spending bills.


I thought it was clever to complain that Obama both has been spending recklessly AND he hasn't approved a budget (which is spending money.) Don't even need to get into what a ridiculous criticism it is that an omnibus spending bill somehow doesn't is inferior to a budget or point out which branch the responsibility falls on, going with "he spends too much and he won't pass a spending bill" is like the old "the food was terrible and the portions were too small" complaint; I have to assume it was a joke.
 
2012-12-17 11:24:37 AM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: kmmontandon: Joe Blowme: As if the constant deficit spending wasnt proof enough he won, i wonder if he will get a budget passed the next 4 years... he didnt in the previous 4 so not going to hold my breath.

I wasn't aware that "President" was synonymous with "House of Representatives."

You know, the people that are responsible for spending bills.

The Constitution explicitly outlines the separation of powers: It is the job of the House of Representatives to sign off on $6T in spending, and then it is the President's job to take the blame when the House refuses to pay for it.


The last I checked, even House Democrats were unwilling to vote on budget bills that were introduced to codify the president's current spending.
 
2012-12-17 11:25:36 AM  
What? Someone should tell FOX news!
 
2012-12-17 11:25:44 AM  

happyleper: LouDobbsAwaaaay: kmmontandon: Joe Blowme: As if the constant deficit spending wasnt proof enough he won, i wonder if he will get a budget passed the next 4 years... he didnt in the previous 4 so not going to hold my breath.

I wasn't aware that "President" was synonymous with "House of Representatives."

You know, the people that are responsible for spending bills.

The Constitution explicitly outlines the separation of powers: It is the job of the House of Representatives to sign off on $6T in spending, and then it is the President's job to take the blame when the House refuses to pay for it.

The last I checked, even House Democrats were unwilling to vote on budget bills that were introduced to codify the president's current spending.


Are you perhaps referring to "The President's Budget", a bill proposed by House Republicans?
 
2012-12-17 11:28:04 AM  
www.capitalnewyork.com
"Oh no! It's like deja-vu all over again!"
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2012-12-17 11:29:06 AM  
Will republicans force the country into another bogus impeachment trial?
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2012-12-17 11:33:04 AM  

MonoChango: Oh well... four more years of no economic growth and more invasive government. I just hope I will still have a job after next year.

i865.photobucket.com

Oh well... four more years of stupid derp that doesn't match the facts and reason. I just hope I will still have derp after next year.

 
2012-12-17 11:37:14 AM  

KWess: Gonz: There's got to be a massively butthurt right-wing blog somewhere begging the Electors to vote Romney, right?

Because that would entertain me.

Seek and ye shall receive:

Teabagger Prince trying to elect Mitt Romney on Electoral College Loophole


This is my favorite, especially since there's no such thing as an electoral college "quorum," and I'm always in favor of teabaggers removing themselves voluntarily from the political process.
 
2012-12-17 11:44:04 AM  

NateGrey: [www.canyoncountryzephyr.com image 490x360]

Soon.


I despise those noisy pieces of crap.
 
2012-12-17 11:44:50 AM  
So your vote is not a vote for the president, it`s a vote for someone else to then go on and hopefully vote the same way later?

Democracy, how does it work?

You can`t explain that...
 
2012-12-17 11:46:40 AM  

MFAWG: Not yet it isn't.


THIS

damn liberal media lying to us once again.
 
2012-12-17 11:49:28 AM  

MonoChango: Oh well... four more years of no economic growth and more invasive government. I just hope I will still have a job after next year.


You sound pretty dumb, I wouldnt count on it.
 
2012-12-17 11:49:40 AM  
24.media.tumblr.com

I hope Fox goes on about this for a little. I've been thirsty.
 
2012-12-17 11:51:12 AM  

Kristoph57: No words, just a big, big grin when I deal with my ultraconservative co-workers and family today


one of our owners is rabidly anti obama and it's all i can do to not poke him with a sharp stick now and then. especially when another sane owner is regaling me with his latest rant.
 
2012-12-17 11:51:36 AM  
I'm almost kind of disappointed. I was sort of hoping the Congressional Republicans would try to find some way to prevent the electoral votes from officially being counted. Something that would justify mass arrests and indefinite detention by the White House.
 
2012-12-17 11:52:33 AM  
lifegivingwater.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-12-17 11:53:46 AM  
"November 6 saw Obama pass the electoral threshold of 270 - from a total of 538 votes - as ballots from Ohio rolled in, besting Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Ultimately, Obama won 332 electoral votes, with 51% of the popular vote, to Romney's 207, with 47% of the popular vote."

Gotta love the irony of Romney's final tally of 47% of the popular vote.
 
2012-12-17 12:02:44 PM  

hammettman: "November 6 saw Obama pass the electoral threshold of 270 - from a total of 538 votes - as ballots from Ohio rolled in, besting Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Ultimately, Obama won 332 electoral votes, with 51% of the popular vote, to Romney's 207, with 47% of the popular vote."

Gotta love the irony of Romney's final tally of 47% of the popular vote.


Didn`t think of that before, that is really really funny.
 
2012-12-17 12:06:08 PM  

homelessdude: The cons still have one chance to screw this up.........not likely, but weirder things have happened in DC in the past few years.

Summary of Key Dates for the 2012 Presidential Election 
(archives.gov) 
See January 6, 2013

The Vice President, as President of the Senate, presides over the count and announces the results of the Electoral College vote. The President of the Senate then declares which persons, if any, have been elected President and Vice President of the United States


Unless Biden becomes senile, we should be OK.
 
2012-12-17 12:08:55 PM  

JusticeandIndependence: MFAWG: Not yet it isn't.

Wut?


Congress counts the electoral votes and declares the winner on January 6. Theoretically, it's possible for objections to be made but only if both a Representative and a Senator sign it, and that couldn't be done even in 2000 when there was plenty to object to.
 
2012-12-17 12:11:35 PM  

c152atn67: 332 + 207 = 538?

"November 6 saw Obama pass the electoral threshold of 270 - from a total of 538 votes - as ballots from Ohio rolled in, besting Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Ultimately, Obama won 332 electoral votes, with 51% of the popular vote, to Romney's 207, with 47% of the popular vote."


Obviously a typo but it brings up a good point: can we have an odd number of electoral votes so there is no (or a lot less of a) possibility of a tie?
 
2012-12-17 12:22:51 PM  

OtherBrotherDarryl: c152atn67: 332 + 207 = 538?

"November 6 saw Obama pass the electoral threshold of 270 - from a total of 538 votes - as ballots from Ohio rolled in, besting Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Ultimately, Obama won 332 electoral votes, with 51% of the popular vote, to Romney's 207, with 47% of the popular vote."

Obviously a typo but it brings up a good point: can we have an odd number of electoral votes so there is no (or a lot less of a) possibility of a tie?


If we're going to do that, let's just chuck the system (along with Congressmen elected by district).
 
2012-12-17 12:28:06 PM  

OtherBrotherDarryl: Obviously a typo but it brings up a good point: can we have an odd number of electoral votes so there is no (or a lot less of a) possibility of a tie?


The number is tied to Congressional representation: 435 representatives and 100 senators, plus the three electors from the District of Columbia. There would have to be a new state admitted to the union, which could temporarily add representatives until the next census, but after the census the fixed number of 435 would be reapportioned among the 51 states, while the senate would increase to 102 because every state gets 2 senators. D.C. statehood would possibly result in an odd number after the census following admission.
 
2012-12-17 12:30:41 PM  
I guess CNN doesnt know that the votes are not counted and made official until January 6th when congress opens. They just cast and seal their votes on the 17th with a submission deadline of the 26th.
 
2012-12-17 12:41:35 PM  

homelessdude: The cons still have one chance to screw this up.........not likely, but weirder things have happened in DC in the past few years.

Summary of Key Dates for the 2012 Presidential Election 
(archives.gov) 
See January 6, 2013


All they have to do is turn Joe Biden...

The Vice President, as President of the Senate, presides over the count and announces the results of the Electoral College vote. The President of the Senate then declares which persons, if any, have been elected President and Vice President of the United States.
 
2012-12-17 12:42:47 PM  

dready zim: hammettman: "November 6 saw Obama pass the electoral threshold of 270 - from a total of 538 votes - as ballots from Ohio rolled in, besting Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Ultimately, Obama won 332 electoral votes, with 51% of the popular vote, to Romney's 207, with 47% of the popular vote."

Gotta love the irony of Romney's final tally of 47% of the popular vote.

Didn`t think of that before, that is really really funny.


I have a feeling that the number 47 itself will be banned from the Romney household for generations. I can imagine scenarios with the kids, grandkids, servants, taking a swipe--leading Mitt to completely snap.

Grandkid: grampa MItt, can you help me with my homework?
Mitt: For Pete's sake, of course! Math? I'm great at math.
Grandkid: okay, 35 plus 12 equals...

Grandkid: grampa?
 
2012-12-17 12:45:52 PM  

Nem Wan: OtherBrotherDarryl: Obviously a typo but it brings up a good point: can we have an odd number of electoral votes so there is no (or a lot less of a) possibility of a tie?

The number is tied to Congressional representation: 435 representatives and 100 senators, plus the three electors from the District of Columbia. There would have to be a new state admitted to the union, which could temporarily add representatives until the next census, but after the census the fixed number of 435 would be reapportioned among the 51 states, while the senate would increase to 102 because every state gets 2 senators. D.C. statehood would possibly result in an odd number after the census following admission.


I know. But why couldn't we just add a congressperson to the allocation algorithm using the 2010 census. At the very least, make this adjustment after the next census (so, the 2024 election). I'm for chucking the EC too but I think this would require a constitutional amendment. I think adding a congressperson would not.
 
2012-12-17 12:53:43 PM  

innerlogik: I guess CNN doesnt know that the votes are not counted and made official until January 6th when congress opens. They just cast and seal their votes on the 17th with a submission deadline of the 26th.


Watch Free Republic on that date for an epic meltdown when the votes are counted and the total accepted.
 
2012-12-17 12:59:12 PM  

nmemkha: Dr.Zom: I can hear Orly Taitz's screams from here.

For some reason, I always add an "n" mentally when reading her last name.

Its the damnedest thing ...


You too? I often mistake that "r" in there for an "i" too...
 
2012-12-17 12:59:31 PM  

MonoChango: Oh well... four more years of no economic growth and more invasive government. I just hope I will still have a job after next year.


I sincerely hope you get the mental health care you so obviously need.
 
2012-12-17 01:01:46 PM  

sugardave: I'm sorry, but GOPpers do not deserve to be treated with class anymore.


Don't be sorry. They set the tone for how they expected to be treated by their treatment of others.
 
2012-12-17 01:08:45 PM  
Has Florida finished counting its votes yet?
 
2012-12-17 01:14:37 PM  
I was just reading that after less than 4 years,

Obama has been rated the 4th best president ever:

Reagan and 9 others tied for first,

15 presidents tied for second,

and 18 other presidents tied for third.

Obama came in fourth.
 
2012-12-17 01:26:36 PM  

OtherBrotherDarryl: I think adding a congressperson would not.


True. The size of the House is set by 2 USC §2a, and could be changed "simply" by passing a new law.

The catch is that Amendment XXIII sets the number of electors to the number of senators, plus the number of Representatives in the House, plus three for DC. Since the senate has an even number, either the number of electors must be even and subject to a tie... or the House must be.

Since the House meets and votes more often, the potential of an Electoral College tie seems the lesser evil.
 
2012-12-17 01:41:10 PM  
Congratulations, Mr. President. Now go do some stuff that makes you just as hated as Roosevelt was (by his opponents) (either, Roosevelt, actually). THEN you'll know you did the right thing.
 
2012-12-17 01:46:47 PM  

Huck And Molly Ziegler: Congratulations, Mr. President. Now go do some stuff that makes you just as hated as Roosevelt was (by his opponents) (either, Roosevelt, actually). THEN you'll know you did the right thing.


They already hate him, might as well do something to deserve it.
 
2012-12-17 02:02:49 PM  
About as official as you can get for a Kenyan.
 
2012-12-17 02:58:28 PM  

Nothing To See Here: I was just reading that after less than 4 years,

Obama has been rated the 4th best president ever:

Reagan and 9 others tied for first,

15 presidents tied for second,

and 18 other presidents tied for third.

Obama came in fourth.


Your blog sucks?
 
2012-12-17 03:04:24 PM  

2wolves: NateGrey: [www.canyoncountryzephyr.com image 490x360]

Soon.

I despise those noisy pieces of crap.


So right... and don't even get me started on jetskis!
 
2012-12-17 03:07:30 PM  

HMS_Blinkin: P.S. If you are interested in learning more about my racial heritage, just ask your mother.


Ok, I'll admit, I snorted when I came to that line.
 
2012-12-17 03:58:26 PM  

MonoChango: Oh well... four more years of no economic growth and more invasive government. I just hope I will still have a job after next year.


I do too. I'd hate to think that someone like you would be out on the street all by themselves.
 
2012-12-17 04:05:07 PM  

Nothing To See Here: I was just reading that after less than 4 years,

Obama has been rated the 4th best president ever:

Reagan and 9 others tied for first,

15 presidents tied for second,

and 18 other presidents tied for third.

Obama came in fourth.


Best part
Forever
 
2012-12-17 05:43:00 PM  

Nothing To See Here: I was just reading that after less than 4 years,

Obama has been rated the 4th best president ever:

Reagan and 9 others tied for first,

15 presidents tied for second,

and 18 other presidents tied for third.

Obama came in fourth.


I c wut u did thar.

That's "clever."
 
2012-12-17 11:15:08 PM  

bulldg4life: Wait til Jan 21st and he releases his real birth certificate.

That's when the hilarity starts.


Not saying I'm a birther, but I've heard it would be a disaster. A real crisis...
Every law he's signed into effect would be null and void. Every treaty, too.
Everyone punished under the laws he'd signed would be pardoned or at least need new trials...
I don't even know how it would affect all the spending...
 
2012-12-18 12:31:11 AM  
Hey, Romney got the 47% he wanted, at least.
 
2012-12-18 10:15:53 AM  

MFAWG: Not yet it isn't.


Point well taken. The senate has to ratify the slate of electors.
 
2012-12-18 11:50:23 AM  

Nothing To See Here: I was just reading that after less than 4 years,

Obama has been rated the 4th best president ever:

Reagan and 9 others tied for first,

15 presidents tied for second,

and 18 other presidents tied for third.

Obama came in fourth.


Except, moran, if you have 10 people tied for first place, the next rankings begin with 11th place.
 
2012-12-18 12:58:49 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-18 03:29:20 PM  

bulldg4life: Wait til Jan 21st and he releases his real birth certificate.

That's when the hilarity starts.



Yes, he was born in Hawaii *wink wink*

cdn2-b.examiner.com


He sure knows how to rustle the GOP's jimmies. Beautiful.

Barack Obama: Master troll.
 
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