Hoosier Electors Roll With Trump, Pence

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Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson handled the official elector voting process during a ceremony Monday at the Indiana Statehouse. Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson handled the official elector voting process during a ceremony Monday at the Indiana Statehouse.

Indiana's 11 electors have each voted for Donald Trump as the nation's next president. The electors selected by the Indiana Republican Party also voted for Governor Mike Pence as vice president. The results keep with Indiana's tradition of never having a "faithless" elector.

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson said the successfully executed process shows the rest of the country and world that "we are one nation," regardless of the election's outcome. Earlier this year, political parties throughout the state chose 11 electors and 11 alternates to represent their party in the presidential electoral process. By virtue of winning the popular vote in the state, the Republican electors received the right to officially submit their selections of president and vice president. In Indiana, electors swear to abide by their respective party's choice.

Lawson took a moment Monday to look back at the state's presidential election history. "It bears mentioning that Governor Pence has become the first governor in over a century to certify the electors who will cast their votes for him for the office of vice president. This has not occurred in Indiana since Thomas Riley Marshall was elected as vice president in 1912, so today, you are witnessing history," she said before a gathering in the Indiana House chamber.

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