As Expected, North Carolina Electors Vote For Obama

North Carolina added its 15 electoral votes to the national total for Democrat Barack Obama in a ceremony that formally brought the presidential election to a close.

Members of the North Carolina electoral college unanimously voted for Obama and his running mate, Democratic Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware. The vote took place Monday in the Capitol Building's Old Hall of the House of Representatives in Raleigh.

Secretary of State Elaine Marshall presided over the nearly 90-minute ceremony. She said the election marked a changing point in the history of North Carolina, a state that last chose a Democrat for president in 1976.

Obama won last month's popular vote in North Carolina over GOP Sen. John McCain, and with it the right to have Democratic electors cast the official ballots for the state.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Joe Location: New Hampshire on Dec 20, 2008 at 09:32 AM
    Ninety (90) minutes, wow! Why did it take so long? Does your state still have that 1861 N.C. "Oath of Allegiance"? And do the leafs still go to the Adjutant-General? re: www dot learnnc dot org/lp/multimedia/9852 or does Article VI Sec. 7 N.C. Constitution supersede that? I think the latter, and so do ask: Did these 15 N.C. Electors "subscribe" their oaths "Before entering upon the duties"? If not, then how can the Congress accept their votes as in compliance with the 5th 14th Amendments to "due process" of law? The end does NOT justify the means! For the Congress to NOT count these unlawful votes on Thu., Jan. 8th and proceed over to Amendment XX, Sec. 3 for Joe Biden to be the acting president, "until a President shall have qualified". Check out www dot drorly.blogspot dot com for the list of states in non-compliance not wanting to highlight their mistakes because to do so against the qualifications of Obama too would be like the pot calling the kettle black. 365-270=95 1 votes.
  • by OK Location: NC on Dec 16, 2008 at 11:06 PM
    Don't be a hater.
  • by ??? Location: NC on Dec 15, 2008 at 03:02 PM
    One of the lowest points in NC election history.

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