Beyond the Beltway Happenings ...1 of 6 >
Dec. 15, 2008--As specified by Chapter 1 Title 3 § 7 of the United States Code, Maryland's ten electors gathered in Annapolis to formally cast their votes for Barack Obama and Joe Biden.  The ceremony is normally held in the Capitol, but that is undergoing repairs so the electors met in the Miller Senate Office Building.
John Jessamy Jr. and son John Jessamy III, age 7, of Prince George's County had front row seats for the ceremony.  The father, who works as an architect for the DC Housing Authority, said this was, "A day that I never would have imagined could have happened."  He said he was "proud of this country that it has the courage to put its faith in a man of color."
More Photos
Getting Started
Wrapping Up

Copyright © 2008  Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action