Networks call Electoral College for Obama:
But Romney takes popular vote by 50.9 to 49.1% (ignoring third party votes). Ohio, Florida, and Colorado all are so close that they require recounts. With final election results thus delayed, US drives off fiscal cliff. Congress stalls on debt ceiling increase. Obama increases debt ceiling unilaterally by executive order. House impeaches Obama. Senate refuses to conduct trial. South Carolina attempts to secede. UN peacekeeping troops deployed. Wine prices skyrocket. Mayor Bloomberg refuses to allow French peacekeeping troops onto Manhattan because they have guns. Governor Christie commandeers all radio stations in New Jersey and orders them to play only Bruce Springsteen songs. Russian President Putin and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez offer to broker negotiations. Supreme Court by 5-4 vote awards election to Al Gore "to make up for last time," with CJ John Roberts joining the 4 liberals.