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And now we have a president-elect. Although the votes haven't officially been counted, the Times seems pretty confident that the Electoral Collegians didn't bolt and Obama was elected for real today. [nytimes]


"538 electors, chosen for their party loyalty, cast their votes on Monday."

This "chosen for their party loyalty" thing seems strange and precarious. If a whole bunch of them up and decided to change their vote in the Electoral College, would it overturn the election?

I'm guessing not, but it sort of plays up what a charade the EC is.
Yes, I think it would overturn the election. The Electoral College is the election, as far as the Constitution is concerned.

i wish they did this a little earlier (by a few days), a school in tacoma was about to be named after obama but it was passed up because it wasn't official yet.