"We spent Nov. 4th watching the presidential election returns at a party at the Grand Hotel sponsored by the US Embassy. It started at 9pm (GMT) and...we were up until 6:00 watching the speeches on a special CNN broadcast on Icelandic TV.This exciting news was gleaned from Jessica and Ben, two artists from the U.S. who share a blog called Amerískur as they spend a year in Iceland. Jessica Langley, a painter/printmaker, is recently from Virginia Commonwealth University, and Ben Kinsley is a performance artist. I am enjoying keeping up with their travels.
The party was packed with Icelanders concerned with the results. They even seemed a little upset that they couldn't vote in this election (after all, BBC's election coverage tagline was 'Their vote effects our world'). So the Embassy held a poll of their own, giving Iceland 3 Electoral College votes. The final count was 85% in favor of Obama. Needless to say there was much celebration when he won for real."
Three Electoral votes for Obama from Iceland: BOY HOWDY!