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Utah's Electors Cast Votes for President Bush

Utah's Electors Cast Votes for President Bush

Posted - Dec. 13, 2004 at 9:21 p.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah's five Republican Electoral College members cast their votes for President George W. Bush Monday.

Bush won Utah with 71.5 percent of the popular vote Nov. 2. Electoral College members from around the country met Monday to cast their respective states' votes.

The President of the Senate will open and tally all 538 votes cast by electors on Jan. 6.

Utah's voters were Gov. Olene Walker, Lt. Gov. Gayle McKeachnie, Republican party chair Joe Cannon, Provo Mayor Lewis Billings and Scott F. Simpson. They were selected as electors by the Republican party in August. Had a Democratic or other party candidate won, a rare occurrence in highly Republican Utah, electors from that party would have cast their votes Monday.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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