The Latest: Arizona’s Electors Unanimously Vote for Trump

The Latest on Arizona’s 11 Electoral College voters gathering Monday to formally cast ballots for Republican Donald Trump (all times local):

10:11 a.m.

Arizona’s 11 Electoral College members unanimously voted for Republican Donald Trump.

The meeting of the electors Monday at the state Capitol came as members were inundated with emails, hundreds of letters and untold numbers of calls urging them not to cast their ballots for Trump.

The same pressure was being placed on Republican electors across the nation.

About 150 protesters marched around the Capitol mall in opposition to Trump.

They carried signs that said, “Stop Trump,” ”Our electors should be our protectors” and “Hand picked by Putin — what could go wrong.”

The electors are all Republicans because Trump won the Arizona election with 49 percent of the vote compared with Democrat Hillary Clinton’s 45 percent.

They were picked by the state party.

9:45 a.m.

About 150 protesters gathered outside the Arizona Capitol as the state’s 11 Electoral College voters are set to formally cast ballots for Republican Donald Trump.

The protesters marched around the Capitol mall Monday in hopes of persuading electors not to vote for Trump.

They carried signs that said, “Stop Trump,” ”Our electors should be our protectors” and “Hand picked by Putin — what could go wrong.”

There were no signs of Trump supporters at the protest.

Ken Kobre, a college professor who lives in Scottsdale, worries says he that Trump will turn back progress on issues such as climate change and diversity.

The Associated Press interviewed eight of the 11, and those who responded say they’re sure the Arizona vote will be unanimous for Trump.

1:14 a.m.

Arizona’s 11 Electoral College voters are set to gather to formally cast their ballots for Republican Donald Trump.

Monday’s meeting at the state Capitol comes as the electors have each been inundated with tens of thousands of emails, hundreds of letters and untold numbers of phone calls urging them not to cast their ballots for Trump.

Opponents of Trump are planning a protest before Monday’s meeting. Electors say they are wasting their time.

The Associated Press interviewed eight of the 11, and those who responded say they’re sure the Arizona vote will be unanimous for Trump.

The state’s electors are all Republicans because Trump won the Arizona election with 49 percent of the vote compared with Democrat Hillary Clinton’s 45 percent. Electors are meeting in every state Monday.

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