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More Than a Hundred Protest Electoral Vote at State House

Many electors had been trying to convince the Electoral College to change their votes for Clinton



    Democratic electors from Massachusetts cast and counted their 11 ballots on Monday, all for Hillary Clinton. (Published Monday, Dec. 19, 2016)

    Members of the Electoral College selected Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States on Monday. Trump surpassed the 270 votes to formally win the presidency.

    The voting didn't stop more than a hundred protesters at the Massachusetts State House.

    The group called on members of the Electoral College to reconsider their decision. Spokesperson Elizabeth Weinbloom said their message to the electors was, "History is watching."

    Weinbloom was looking to spread the word.

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    "To show support for electors across the country who are brave enough and patriotic enough to vote against Trump," Weinbloom said. 

    Despite the protest, the eleven members of the Electoral College from Massachusetts officially cast their votes for Hillary Clinton. The electors, chosen by the Democratic State Committee, gathered in the House of Representatives chamber at the Statehouse to perform their constitutional duties during a time-honored ceremony.

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