Maryland Electors Vote Hillary Clinton

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
December 19, 2016 Updated: December 19, 2016

Maryland’s 10 electors have voted for Hillary Clinton for president, as required by law because Clinton won the state.

Maryland’s 10 Democratic electors gathered in the Maryland State House on Monday to officially vote.

Republican Gov. Larry Hogan gave opening remarks at the start of the ceremony. He certified the vote of the electors.

The ceremony was broadcast live online for the first time.

Clinton, a Democrat, won 60 percent of the Maryland vote.

She won the nation’s popular vote by 2.6 million votes, but Republican President-elect Donald Trump is poised to win 306 of the 538 electoral votes under the state-by-state distribution of electors used to choose presidents since 1789.