According to CNN, 538 men and women will be casting their votes in the Electoral College today, a Constitutional mandated ritual every for years.
The electors, chosen by state parties of the candidate who carried each state, will convene in all 50 state capitals and the District of Columbia.
The Electoral College vote doesn’t often garner much attention, however, during this election year, voters have protested the results of the election. President-elect Donald Trump won the election 306 electoral votes in November to Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton’s 232 electoral votes. It’s expected that Trump will reach the required 270 electoral votes needed to win the White House some time this afternoon, CNN reported.
While electors are technically chosen to independently cast their ballots for president, both precedent and, in most cases, state laws require them to abide by the people’s vote in each state.
After a fraught election, some have called on electors to vote against their state results, CNN reported.
Should electors vote according to their party pledge or their personal convictions?