Secretary of State Scott Gessler, right, and Gov. John Hickenlooper, center, watch as Laurence Steele, a Democratic Elector from CD 6, signs a copy of the “Certificate of Ascertainment” during a ceremony at the State Capitol on Dec 17
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Members of the Electoral College gathered at state capitols around the country and in Colorado on Monday to cast the final votes of the 2012 Presidential Election.
Details are starting to come out about President Obama's second inauguration next month. The co-chairmen include some leaders of the Democratic Party and the business world as well as actress Eva Longoria. A record crowd came to the nation's capital in 2009 to witness the country's first black president take the oath of office, but this event is expected to be less flashy.
President Obama walks with his daughters Sasha, foreground, and Malia as they leave St. John's Episcopal Church in Washington, on Oct. 28. An analysis of exit polls shows that those who claim no specific religious affiliation were a key Obama voting bloc in the presidential race.
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The big demographic story out of the 2012 presidential election may have been President Obama's domination of the Hispanic vote, and rightfully so.
But as we close the book on the election, it bears noting that another less obvious bloc of key swing state voters helped the president win a second term.