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 ObamaThe 'Palmetto Promise': South Carolina will decide the race Obama remembers Kobe Bryant in speech to NBA All-Stars: 'Nothing is more heartbreaking' Warren highlights work with Obama, Harry Reid in new Nevada ad MORE received in the '08 election, and more than 28 million votes than were cast for John McCainJohn Sidney McCainEleventh Democratic presidential debate to be held in Phoenix Moderate Democrats now in a race against the clock Biden on Graham's push for investigation: 'I don't know what happened' to him 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.