Massachusetts presidential electors meet to cast votes

Hillary Clinton won Massachusetts in November

(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

BOSTON (AP) — Members of the Electoral College from Massachusetts will be gathering at the Statehouse to cast their votes for Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Several of the electors chosen by the Democratic State Committee said they had received phone calls or emails from people suggesting they join with Republican electors and pick a compromise candidate for president.

Electoral College to formally place their votes for president Monday

Electors who spoke to The Associated Press said they never seriously considered such a possibility and on Monday would proudly honor their pledge to vote for Clinton, who easily won Massachusetts over Donald Trump in the Nov. 8 election.

Several did say they believed it would be appropriate, under special circumstances, for a presidential elector to vote for a candidate other than the one to who carried their state.

Trump leads among pledged electors nationally.

 

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