The final count is in, and President Obama is the first presidential candidate since Eisenhower to win 51% of the vote twice.
Eight weeks after the Nov. 6 presidential election, a revised vote count in New York shows that Barack Obama is the first president in more than five decades to win at least 51 percent of the vote twice.
State election officials submitted a final tally Dec. 31 that added about 400,000 votes, most of them from provisional ballots in the Democratic-stronghold of New York City that were counted late in part because of complications caused by superstorm Sandy.
Obama nationally won 65.9 million votes — or 51.1 percent of the vote — against Republican challenger Mitt Romney, who took 60.9 million votes and 47.2 percent of the total, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
Obama is the first president to achieve that level of support in two elections since Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956 and the first Democrat to do so since Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1944.
Someone should probably relay this information to Senator Lindsey Graham. According to him, the next debt ceiling fight will be when we decide what direction to take the country, not the history-making presidential election we held just weeks ago.
President Obama’s electoral votes will be counted during a joint session of congress tomorrow, January 4th.