THE ELECTION: Now It's Official

THE ELECTION Now It's Official

One day this week, an old and vestigial political ceremony took place: the U.S. Electoral College gathered in the 48 state capitals and formally chose the nation's next President and Vice President. To nobody's surprise, they voted overwhelmingly (442 to 89) for Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon.

There is still another ceremonial step before the outcome of the Nov. 4 election can be constitutionally certified. From the state capitals, the electoral votes will be sent to Washington. There, on Jan. 6, a joint meeting of the Senate and House of Representatives will total them up, once &...

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