The Real Presidential Election, Starring Mayor Nutter, Happened Today

As of this afternoon, Pennsylvania has voted for Barack Obama. No, this isn’t stale news. You’re the ones who’d jumped the gun. While everyone had been busy celebrating, mourning, or searching for Romney votes in Philadelphia, the real action hadn’t even begun. Today, our nation’s 538 electoral college delegates got together in statehouses across the land, with a ceremonial pomposity worthy of our own City Council, and officially cast their ballots. Mayor Nutter was elected Vice-President of PA’s delegation, gathered today in Harrisburg, which gave him the right to anoint the occasion with disproportionate importance.