There is something of the momentous about the election of an United States President. Yesterday, 6 November 2012, the voters of these United States chose their electors for the 17 December 2012 Presidential Election. The voters have selected electors pledged to return the incumbent to the office for another term of four years. In the end, the count was 332-206 electors pledged for the incumbent, with Florida yet to be decided, but leaning toward his as well (50.6% to 47.9% in the popular vote, with not all votes counted yet.)
This is an electoral map of the results of yesterday's election.
The incumbent's win was not quite as large as it was four years ago, with a lone Nebraska electoral vote, Indiana, and North Carolina defecting. The last electoral map looked as follows, for reference, in what was a 365-173 result in 2008 (52.9% to 45.7% in the popular vote):
Map of the 2008 Presidential Election.
For detailed election results, several major news networks offer useful pages:
Here is a link to the FoxNews Results Page: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/elections/2012-election-results
This goes to the CNN Results Page: http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/results/main
The Politico Result Page, for your reference: http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/President/2012/
This is the RealClearPolitics site, which, in addition to polls, has most everything political known to mankind: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/elections/live_results/president/
For a little British perspective, here is the page of the Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/us-election/
In my own Old Dominion, the Virginia State Board of Elections has a splendid page that breaks results down by both County and even Precinct: http://electionresults.virginia.gov/
This blogger is thinking it looks like, as a nation, this is getting to be a bit of a hostile place for those with traditional Christian values or beliefs. I take some solace in the number of states and communities that are not yet ready to surrender to the tyranny of secularism. Let us brace for the future, and pray for these United States.
God help us. He has given the American electorate what it wanted.