Some Boo Kansas Electors’ Votes for Trump
Associated Press - December 20, 2016 10:09 am
The votes cast by Kansas’ six members of the Electoral College for President-elect Donald Trump have been greeted by boos from some of the dozens of people who watched.
The Republican electors met Monday in the Kansas Senate chamber. Trump received nearly 57 percent of the vote in Kansas.
About 80 people crammed into the Senate’s west gallery to watch, and about 40 more people watched from the Senate floor.
Some of the observers applauded the announcement that Trump had received the state’s electoral vote. But others in the gallery shouted “Shame!” and “The blood is on your hands!”
The Electoral College formally elects the president, and each state has as many votes as members in Congress.
A candidate must win 270 of the 538 votes to be elected.