Missouri Electoral College votes for president, vice president

Missouri Electoral College votes for president, vice president
The meeting of the Missouri Electoral College took place at 2 p.m. at the Capitol in Jefferson City on Monday, Dec. 14. (Source: Submitted)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KFVS) - Missouri’s 10 electors officially cast their vote for president and vice president on Monday, December 14.

They cast their votes unanimously for President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

“I want to thank Secretary of State Ashcroft’s Office, county clerks, poll workers, electors, and all those involved in our elections for their part in ensuring Missouri’s November 3 General Election ran smoothly and the will of Missouri’s voters was recognized,” said Governor Parson. “I also want to thank the nearly 70 percent of eligible Missouri voters who turned out to cast their votes on election day. Every Missourian should be confident in the legitimacy of their vote and take pride in the strength and security of our elections here in Missouri.”

Prior to the meeting, Governor Parson signed Certificates of Ascertainment certifying that an abstract of votes cast during the General Election had been certified to him from each county in the State of Missouri. He further certified that abstracts of votes had been certified to him showing that each of Missouri’s 10 electors received votes qualifying them to vote in the Electoral College.

The meeting of the Electoral College took place at 2 p.m. at the Capitol in Jefferson City. Voting took place inside the State Senate Lounge.

Each of the electors are bound by honor to vote for the winners of the state’s popular vote.

On November 3, President Donald Trump won the popular vote against Democratic Nominee Joe Biden.

Trump won Missouri with 1,718,736 votes. Biden had 1,253,014 ballots cast in his favor.

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