Electoral College assembles to vote for president

- The Electoral College will meet Monday to finalize the results of the presidential election. The 538 electors will meet at state capitols across the country to officially cast their ballots for president.

President-elect Donald Trump is expected to receive 306 of the electoral votes he secured on election night, but there is growing pressure for electors to flip their votes to keep Trump out of the White House.

But even if enough electors flip, it would then be up to the U.S. House of Representatives to choose the president -- a House now controlled by Republicans.

Minnesota’s 10 electors will cast their official Electoral Ballots at noon Monday at the Minnesota Senate Building. After being sworn in, Minnesota’s electors will cast their votes for Hillary Clinton for president and Tim Kaine for vice president. In Minnesota, electors are required by law to vote for the presidential candidate who won the state and to whom they were pledged. See how each Minnesota county voted for president

Minnesota statute on presidential electors

The presidential electors and alternate presidential electors, before 12:00 M. on the day before that fixed by Congress for the electors to vote for president and vice president of the United States, shall notify the governor that they are at the State Capitol and ready at the proper time to fulfill their duties as electors. The governor shall deliver to the electors present a certificate of the names of all the electors. The electors shall meet at 12:00 p.m. in the executive chamber of the State Capitol and shall perform all the duties imposed upon them as electors by the Constitution and laws of the United States and this state in the manner provided in section 208.46.


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