Wisconsin Electors Unanimously Vote for Trump

Trump nets 10 electoral votes
December 19, 2016 Updated: December 19, 2016

The Latest on the Electoral College vote in Wisconsin (all times local):

12:30 p.m.

Protesters shouted, cried and even sang “Silent Night” as Wisconsin’s 10 presidential electors cast their ballots for Donald Trump.

Protesters marched outside the Capitol a couple hours before the vote Monday and several of them sat in the hearing room for the actual casting of the ballots. All 10 electors stuck by Trump, despite the national effort to try and sway them to choose someone else.

One woman yelled, “This is my America, you sold us out!” after the vote as she was taken from the room by police. Another person yelled, “We’re all going to go to war and die thanks to you!”

One man sang the refrain of “Silent Night.” Several broke into chants of “Shame!”

Trump carried Wisconsin by nearly 23,000 votes.

The Republican electors cast their ballots at a meeting Monday in the state Capitol.

Trump won 306 electoral votes, 36 more than the 270 he needed to become president. It would take 37 electors nationwide who are bound to Trump breaking ranks to prevent him from becoming president next month.

Efforts were underway across the country to try and sway electors not to vote for Trump.

 

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