electoral college

Julia Ritchey, KUER

Utah cast its six Electoral College votes for President-elect Donald Trump today in a rowdy ceremony interrupted by shouts and chants from protesters.

Members of the Electoral College will meet on Monday to cast their votes for President of the United States. Meanwhile movements are surging around the country to try to get Republican electors not to vote for Donald Trump.


This year’s presidential race has brought increased scrutiny to the Electoral College, and by default, the 538 members who comprise it. That include's Utah's own six electors.

Utah's Electors Cast Presidential Votes

Dec 17, 2012
Dan Bammes

Utah's six presidential electors met today at the state capitol and cast their ballots for Mitt Romney. The electors are all Republicans who were chosen at the party's state convention. They're required to vote for the Republican candidate, since he won the popular vote in Utah. Lieutenant Governor Greg Bell announced the results, which were not a surprise to anyone.

"We declare that Utah casts all its ballots for president for Mitt Romney and all its ballots for vice-president for Paul Ryan," he told a crowd made up mostly of media and school children.