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Meet the woman who will officially determine tonight’s winner
Denise Roth, administrator of the General Services Administration.( Photo by Jeffrey MacMillan )

It’s not CNN or the Associated Press that makes the final call on who wins the presidential election. It’s Denise Roth, administrator of the little-known General Services Administration.

From colleagues Lisa Rein and Eric Yoder:

In a low-key ceremony at GSA’s Washington headquarters at 1800 F Street Northwest, Roth will sign paperwork that officially turns over millions of dollars — and a generous amount of office space — authorized for the taxpayer-funded transition teams of the winner.As soon as Wednesday, the loser’s transition team will move out of office space at GSA it has shared for pre-transition planning with the winning team since August. And the 73-day transition of the president-elect will begin.

Read more about the tradition here.

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