NewsPublic Affairs / December 19, 2016

Indiana Presidential Electors Unanimously Vote For Trump, Pence

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Indiana Presidential Electors Unanimously Vote For Trump, Pence

About 50 people protested outside the House chambers before the vote and in the Statehouse rotunda after.

Becca Costello

Indiana’s 11 electors voted unanimously for President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect (and Indiana Governor) Mike Pence Monday at the Statehouse.

The nine men and two women representing Indiana’s popular vote as electors were met with posters and shouts as they entered the statehouse Monday to cast their votes. Around 50 people protested outside the House chambers where the vote took place. They were asking electors to vote with their conscience.

But Indiana has never had an elector vote against their party, and this year was no different. The electors were unanimous in favor of the Republican ticket. Some were even excited enough to take photos with their ballots.

Lacey Hollings says she didn’t expect any other outcome, but she came out to protest anyway.

“I felt I had to be here,” she says. “I needed to make our presence known and let them know that millions of Americans voted for Hillary Clinton.”

Trump and Pence won 57 percent of the vote in Indiana. Clinton won 38 percent.

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