Conn. electors head to Capitol to vote for Obama

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Nearly six weeks after Election Day, the voters who officially elect the president and vice president will gather to make their choice.

Connecticut's slate of seven Democratic electors will meet in the state Senate on Monday to give the state's electoral votes to President Barack Obama.

In Connecticut, Obama defeated Republican nominee Mitt Romney, 58 percent to 41 percent on Nov. 6.

The process called for by the Constitution will play out in the 50 state capitals.

All electoral votes will be counted in a joint session of Congress on Jan. 6. Obama won 332 votes to Romney's 206.

Democratic and Republican electors are not legally bound to vote for the candidate that won their states. They typically do because they are selected for their party loyalty.

 

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