SC Electors Officially Vote for Donald Trump for President

South Carolina electors voted Monday to elect Donald Trump.

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - South Carolina's electors have officially voted for Donald Trump to be the next president of the United States.

The group met Monday at the State House where they gave all of the state's nine electoral votes to Trump and his running mate, Mike Pence.

Trump, of course, won the state back on Election Day, but under the rules of the U.S. Constitution, that vote is not made official until the electoral college casts their votes for president over a month later.

The decision really wasn't in any kind of question: electors are usually party faithful members who vote exactly as the general population of their respective states did. However, there had been a nationwide push to try and convince Trump electors to change their vote. On the steps of South Carolina's capitol, just two hours before electors met, a group came out to protest Trump's election and to call for the electors to switch their allegiance.

They did not.

Representatives from the other 49 states are also meeting today. There is a chance a few of them could change their vote, but that will not change the result of the election. 


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