This week on "American Idol," more than 88 million votes were cast to whittle the final three down to the two finalists who will face off next week (which will be Adam Lambert and Kris Allen). That's more than 18 million votes than Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaObama chief economist responds to McConnell quoting him on Senate floor: He missed 'a critical part' Amazon reports .8B in weekend sales from independent businesses on its platform Ossoff features Obama in TV ad ahead of in Georgia run-off MORE received in the '08 election, and more than 28 million votes than were cast for John McCainJohn Sidney McCainSen.-elect Mark Kelly visits John McCain's grave ahead of swearing-in McCain, Kristol battle over Tanden nomination Biden's favorability rating rises while Trump's slips: Gallup MORE.

Of course, presidential elections don't allow texting in votes until your fingers fall off...

Traditionally, by the way, the governors of the finalists' home states make some sort of bet on the competition. No word yet on the Schwarzenegger (Lambert) vs. Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe (Allen) showdown.