Electoral college vote brings finality to 2012 election

December 17, 2012

As part of the nation's electoral college vote this morning, Arizona's 11 Republican presidential electors cast their votes for the Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan ticket at the state capitol. KJZZ's Jude Joffe-Block reports this final ceremony means the 2012 general election is officially behind us.

JUDE JOFFE-BLOCK: President Obama's reelection victory has been known now for almost six weeks, but the electoral college vote makes it official.  Arizona's electors' 11 paper votes for Romney will be sent out to the President of the Senate, Secretaries of State across the country, Arizona's chief Judge, and the National Archive. The votes will be officially tallied by Congress on January 6. But as far as Arizona is concerned ...

MATT ROBERTS: This finishes off the 2012 general election cycle.

JOFFE-BLOCK: Matt Roberts is with the Arizona's Secretary of State's office.

ROBERTS: Locally statewide we are still inputting information and voter information from the election into our databases, but in terms of official actions, by the secretary of state's office, this would be it.

JOFFE-BLOCK: President Obama is expected to get 332 electoral votes, and Mitt Romney 206.