Berg v. Obama: Justice Souter Denies Stay of Presidential Election

Berg’s web site,, reported earlier today to deny staying the 2008 Presidential election on account of Sen. Obama’s questionable eligibility:

Justice Souter’s Clerk has informed Mr. Berg that Mr. Berg’s application for an injunction to stay the November 4th election has been denied. (The U. S. Supreme Court Docket is below.)

The defendants are required to respond to the Writ of Certiorari by December first, after which Mr. Berg will have an opportunity to respond.

No. 08-570
Philip J. Berg, Petitioner
Barack Obama, et al.
Docketed: October 31, 2008
Lower Ct: United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  Case Nos.: (08-4340)
Rule 11
~~~Date~~~  ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Oct 30 2008 Petition for a writ of certiorari before judgment filed. (Response due December 1, 2008)
Oct 31 2008 Application (08A391) for an injunction pending disposition of the petition for a writ of certiorari, submitted to Justice Souter.
Nov 3 2008 Supplemental brief of applicant Philip J. Berg filed.
Nov 3 2008 Application (08A391) denied by Justice Souter.

I can’t say this was too much of a surprise; however, this simply means that December 15, 2008 — the date on which the Electoral College transmits its tallies to Congress — now becomes the next firewall date.


2008 US General Election Coverage

Sen. John McCain officially concedes the 2008 US Presidential election

Via, AOL Elections ’08 results page shows a comprehensive, real-time calculation of data as it’s received.

  • Obama/Biden: 349 EV
  • 270 EV needed to win 
  • Greater than 50% of the national popular vote:
    • Obama/Biden: 53% (63,893,037)
    • McCain/Palin: 46% (56,404,917)
  • McCain/Palin: 163 EV
  • Senate: 54D (+5), 44R, 2I
  • House: 258D (+25), 177R (projected)
  • Pennsylvania Rep: John Murtha (D)
  • Redstate: Karl Rove Has Been Vindicated
  • Redstate: A few points on tonight
  • African Press International’s response

See also the following links:

Gov. Palin had a few words to say after having voted today in Wasilla, AK.

Peachpundit is reporting that they’ve received a copy of the media pool’s exit polling questions. You’ll note that this particular survey is geared towards Georgian voters.

Let’s Get Voting, People!

Today’s the day. It’s time to make it happen.

I am hoping to begin a posting sometime this evening (maybe 7:00pm eastern?) now that will have a “bird’s eye” view of what’s going on with all the State’s electoral counts, balance of power in the House and Senate, and perhaps more. I’ll link to that in the sidebar of the site (“Top Stories”) so it doesn’t get lost if major stories start coming out.

In the meantime, here are a few links for your viewing pleasure: