Dave Wasserman has been painstakingly keeping tabs on the vote counting in all the states and DC and yesterday he announced that all the certified tallies are finally in. And the official result?
Barack Obama got 65,899,557 (51.06%) votes while Mitt Romney got 60,931,959 (47.21%) votes. So Mitt’s infamous 47% figure will be associated with him even more strongly and will likely appear in his obituary and should even be graven on his tombstone.
It is true the US is a big country with a complicated voting system but it still seems odd to me that it took nearly two months for all the votes to be officially certified. The system really needs to be improved.