Dems cast Wis. electoral votes for Obama
Wisconsin Democrats have cast the state's 10 electoral votes for Barack Obama and Joe Biden.
The 10 Democratic electors met at noon Monday in Republican Gov. Scott Walker's conference room in the state Capitol. Smiling and laughing, the group cast their votes in about 20 minutes. They applauded themselves as they adjourned and donned pin-on buttons with headshots of the president that declared the wearer an Obama elector.
The group's votes will be sent to Biden in his capacity as president of the U.S. Senate. Copies also will go to the national archivist in Washington, D.C., Wisconsin Secretary of State Doug La Follette and U.S. Judge Barbara Crabb, the chief judge for the federal Western District of Wisconsin, where the votes took place.
Wisconsin's 10 Electoral College votes are about to be cast for President Barack Obama.
The state's 10 electors, along with electors in every other state, were meeting Monday as required by the U.S. Constitution.
Obama carried Wisconsin by 7 points in the November election on his way to victory over Republican Mitt Romney.
Wisconsin's 10 electors include representatives from each of the eight congressional districts and two statewide electors. They include state Sen. Fred Risser of Madison, state Rep. Peter Barca of Kenosha and Mahlon Mitchell, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor in this spring's recall election of Gov. Scott Walker.
Nationwide, Obama won 332 electoral votes to 206 for Romney.
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