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What Long Wait?

Just because today is the actual vote for President of the United States [as noted by Mustang Bobby] I would like to offer a major dose of STFU to all of the ‘pundits” talking about the problems of the long gap between selecting a President and having one take office: less than two weeks is not a long time.

Once again: people don’t get to vote for President, they get to vote for some number of the 535 people who get to vote for President – the Electoral College. The Electoral College votes in mid-December, but the votes are counted by the newly elected Congress when they convene for the first time on January 8th.

There is only a “President-elect” from January 8th until inauguration at Noon on January 20th.

December 15, 2008   10 Comments