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Congress verifies: Obama, Biden win Electoral College vote

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) preside over a joint session of Congress to count the Electoral College Ballots for the U.S. Presidential election on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 4, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) preside over a joint session of Congress to count the Electoral College Ballots for the U.S. Presidential election on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 4, 2013. REUTERS/Jason...more

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) preside over a joint session of Congress to count the Electoral College Ballots for the U.S. Presidential election on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 4, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) calls an end to a joint session of Congress to count the Electoral College Ballots for the U.S. Presidential election on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 4, 2013. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) watches on. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) calls an end to a joint session of Congress to count the Electoral College Ballots for the U.S. Presidential election on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 4, 2013. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) watches on....more

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) calls an end to a joint session of Congress to count the Electoral College Ballots for the U.S. Presidential election on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 4, 2013. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) watches on. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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Speaker of the House John Boehner of Ohio (L) sits as U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (C) is handed the vote certificate for the state of Ohio during a joint session of Congress held to certify the electoral college results and deem President Barack Obama the next U.S. president in the Capitol in Washington January 4, 2013. Obama won the vote in the critical swing state of Ohio. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

Speaker of the House John Boehner of Ohio (L) sits as U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (C) is handed the vote certificate for the state of Ohio during a joint session of Congress held to certify the electoral college results and deem President Barack...more

Speaker of the House John Boehner of Ohio (L) sits as U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (C) is handed the vote certificate for the state of Ohio during a joint session of Congress held to certify the electoral college results and deem President Barack Obama the next U.S. president in the Capitol in Washington January 4, 2013. Obama won the vote in the critical swing state of Ohio. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) holds the presidential election electoral college vote certificate representing the state of Ohio alongside House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (R) during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 4, 2013. Congress gathered for the reading of each state's presidential election results, including Boehner's swing state Ohio which voted for President Barack Obama. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) holds the presidential election electoral college vote certificate representing the state of Ohio alongside House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (R) during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington,...more

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) holds the presidential election electoral college vote certificate representing the state of Ohio alongside House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (R) during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 4, 2013. Congress gathered for the reading of each state's presidential election results, including Boehner's swing state Ohio which voted for President Barack Obama. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
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Congressional staff pass along the vote certificate for the state of Florida during a joint session of Congress held to certify the electoral college results and deem President Barack Obama the next U.S. president in the Capitol in Washington January 4, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

Congressional staff pass along the vote certificate for the state of Florida during a joint session of Congress held to certify the electoral college results and deem President Barack Obama the next U.S. president in the Capitol in Washington January...more

Congressional staff pass along the vote certificate for the state of Florida during a joint session of Congress held to certify the electoral college results and deem President Barack Obama the next U.S. president in the Capitol in Washington January 4, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
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Congressional staff pass the vote certificate for the state of Tennessee during a joint session of Congress held to certify the electoral college results and deem President Barack Obama the next U.S. president in the Capitol in Washington January 4, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

Congressional staff pass the vote certificate for the state of Tennessee during a joint session of Congress held to certify the electoral college results and deem President Barack Obama the next U.S. president in the Capitol in Washington January 4,...more

Congressional staff pass the vote certificate for the state of Tennessee during a joint session of Congress held to certify the electoral college results and deem President Barack Obama the next U.S. president in the Capitol in Washington January 4, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
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U.S. Congressional staff reveal electoral college ballots to be read during a joint session of Congress to count the Electoral College Ballots for the U.S. Presidential election on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 4, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. Congressional staff reveal electoral college ballots to be read during a joint session of Congress to count the Electoral College Ballots for the U.S. Presidential election on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 4, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. Congressional staff reveal electoral college ballots to be read during a joint session of Congress to count the Electoral College Ballots for the U.S. Presidential election on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 4, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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Congressional staff carry ballot boxes to the House chamber for a joint session of Congress held to certify the electoral college results and deem President Barack Obama the next U.S. president in the Capitol in Washington January 4, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Congressional staff carry ballot boxes to the House chamber for a joint session of Congress held to certify the electoral college results and deem President Barack Obama the next U.S. president in the Capitol in Washington January 4, 2013....more

Congressional staff carry ballot boxes to the House chamber for a joint session of Congress held to certify the electoral college results and deem President Barack Obama the next U.S. president in the Capitol in Washington January 4, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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