11/18/2004

The election ain’t over ’til it’s over, then it still might not be over (OH)

Columbus Alive
The election ain’t over ’til it’s over, then it still might not be over

George W. Bush seemingly won more electoral and popular votes on November 2, and John Kerry may have conceded the election on November 3, but so what? That doesn’t make Bush the president elect—at least, not technically speaking. It’s really not official until Congress certifies the results in early January, after each state’s electors meet on December 13 (remember, the electoral college elects the president, not us).

And as for concession speeches, they’re simply courtesies that are usually extended between candidates and have become a part of our election ritual. They are not legally binding.

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