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Electoral College makes Missouri's Electoral votes Official Today

Date: December 15, 2008
By: Joshua Skurnik
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: Missouri's vote for John McCain and Sarah Palin is official today after a meeting of Missouri's electoral college.

Joshua Skurnik (SCUR-nic) has more from Jefferson City. 

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Deputy General Counsel Matt Morris says the voting of the electoral college is steeped in tradition, and paper work.

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Description: One of which will go to the vice-president of the United States, two of which go to the custodian of records, two go to the secretary of states office...
While Morris collected the ballots, Governor Blunt's General Counsel Lowell Pearson said the redundancy was originally needed in case a ballot got lost en-route.
 
St. Louis electoral college voter Willis Corbet doesn't think the college is out-of-date overall.
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I think it's desperately needed.

Why's that?

It has its form of keeping everything in shape, especially on the presidential election.


Corbett is proud to be part of the college.

Reporting from the State Capital, I'm Joshua Skurnik
  


Intro: Missouri's electoral college voted unanimously for John McCain and Sarah Palin Monday.

Joshua Skurnik (SCUR-nic) has more from Jefferson City. 

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"President of the United States, for John McCain".

"Nat. sound applause"

That was family and friends applauding the eleven members of the Missouri Electoral College.

The applause came after each member waited to sign the many copies of the ballot.

Governor Blunt's General Counsel Lowell Pearson says the redundancy is a formality.

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Description: As you might guess in 1790, when the constitution was ratified, getting documents from Georgia to Washington D.C. was a little more problematic than it is today.

Pearson said he wished the college well for the next four years.

Reporting from the State Capital, I'm Joshua Skurnik.