We begin with the Electoral College, as the Senate and the House met together to confirm the results. As expected, President Obama won re-election with 332 electoral votes. While, Mitt Romney got 206 electoral votes. The confirmation of the Electoral College paves the way for President Obama and Vice President Biden to be inaugurated on January 20 and 21. The joint session had the pomp of a root canal, as Senators Chuck Schumer and Lamar Alexander and Representatives Candice Miller and Robert Brady, their role is known as the leader, announced the awarding of electoral votes. The papers with the proclamation of votes were handed to Vice President Biden, who was sitting next to Speaker Boehner, who then headed them to the leaders. The chamber was mostly empty, however, despite it being a joint session. Former Speaker and current Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid were seen sitting next to each other. The two chambers will meet again in a few weeks for President Obama’s State of the Union address.