Thursday, January 08, 2009

Obama and Biden Officially Certified

In a Joint Session of Congress, Barack Obama and Joe Biden, winners of the November 2008 election, were officially certified as President-elect and Vice President-elect with 365 of the 538 Electoral College votes:

The House reconvened at 1:00 pm EST today for a Joint Session with the Senate to count and certify the Electoral College Ballots. The Vice President handed the state certificates to the tellers and the tellers then read the certificates from each state to the House chamber. The Vice President, at the conclusion of the reading of certificates, directed the tellers to deliver the results of the count. The Vice President announced the certified election results for the positions of President and Vice President of the United States - officially announcing Barack Obama the President-Elect and Joe Biden the Vice-President-Elect.

You can watch the YouTube here [28:03]. The announcement of the final vote total starts about 23:27 minutes in.

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