In a blow to voters who hoped Barack Obama's constitutional eligibility would be confirmed, Presidential electors have formally elected Barack Obama today. The only remaining step is for the congress to tally the electors result. This will take place on January 6, 2009.
It's official: Barack Obama elected 44th president
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Presidential electors have formally elected Barack Obama the nation's 44th president.
Electors gathering in state capitols across the country have pushed Obama above the 270 electoral votes needed to win, according to a tally by The Associated Press. Obama takes office Jan. 20, becoming the nation's first black president.
Monday's voting was a largely ceremonial procedure, but one mandated by the Constitution. Obama defeated Republican Sen. John McCain in the Nov. 4 election.
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