Oregon electoral college members all vote for Clinton


SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Oregon’s seven Democratic members of the U.S. Electoral College have voted for Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate who won in the state in the presidential election. The electors also objected for the record during the ceremony in the Oregon Senate chambers to alleged interference in the elections by Russia.

All 538 members of the Electoral College are meeting in their respective states Monday to formally elect Trump president. In Oregon, the electors chose Clinton and her running mate, Tim Kaine.

Elector Frank Dixon, the chairman of the Democratic Party in Oregon, read a statement denouncing Russia’s alleged leak of information that favored Republican Donald Trump, who lost the popular vote but won enough states to send him to the White House in January.

In Washington, Democrat Hillary Clinton received eight votes, former Secretary of State Colin Powell got three, and Faith Spotted Eagle, an elder in the Yankton Dakota tribe, got one. Clinton won the state’s popular vote.

For vice president, Clinton running mate Tim Kaine got eight, Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Washington, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Native American activist Winona LaDuke each got one vote.

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