BOSTON (WWLP) – It is a tradition rich in history. The Massachusetts Electoral College met in Boston, Monday, to formally cast the state’s eleven votes for Democrats Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine.
Massachusetts elector Dori Dean of Holyoke told 22News, “It’s a huge honor to be a part of the Electoral College. Even though we don’t get to cast our vote for the first female president, it’s still historic because we get to cast our vote for the first female nominee for president.”
Clinton lost the 2016 presidential election to business mogul Donald Trump, despite winning the national popular vote.
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In Massachusetts and the majority of other states, all of the electoral votes go to the winning candidate in that state. Democrat Hillary Clinton took 60% of the vote here.
Hundreds of people rallied on the State House steps Monday to voice their frustration with the 2016 presidential election. They’re calling on electors in other states to keep President-elect Donald Trump out of the White House.
“We need to delay the Electoral College vote or throw it to the House of Representatives or do whatever it is we can do to in order to prevent Donald Trump from becoming the President-elect,” said Elizabeth Weinbloom of Democracy Spring.
That opportunity was back on Election Night in November. Monday’s Electoral College vote is more of a formality. Once the votes are tallied, they will be mailed to Congress for certification.