Kentucky Presidential Electors Cast 8 Votes for Trump

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – All eight of Kentucky’s presidential electors have cast their ballots for Donald Trump, who won by a landslide in the Bluegrass state in November.

The state’s members of the Electoral College met Monday in the Kentucky Supreme Court chambers at the State Capitol in Frankfort.

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Presiding over the meeting was Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, a close friend of Democrat Hillary Clinton, who lost to Trump in last month’s election. Electors from across the country were meeting Monday to cast ballots.

Several dozen anti-Trump protesters gathered on the front steps of the state capitol before the vote.

But after an hour-long ceremony, all eight of Kentucky’s electors voted for Trump and his running mate, Mike Pence. Trump claimed more than 60 percent of the state’s popular vote last month.

 

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