Popular Progressive: Electoral College declares Obama President-elected
Excerpted from this post at Popular Progressive
Despite a twenty-minute delay in Colorado so that an alternative
elector could be seated, the Electoral College convened across the
United States and declared Barack Obama the President of the United
States. The Des Moines Register reports Governor Chet Culver saying
the Electoral College system worked as it should, "If we were ever
going to change it we would have done it over the last eight years,"
said Culver. "You have to give small states an opportunity to be
relevant." All of Iowa's seven electors are Democratic activists who
were involved in the campaign early on and signed a formal document
declaring their official support for Obama. "They got involved very
early in the presidential selection process," said Culver. "Since the
Democrats won, these seven electors get to cast their votes."