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Presidential electors to meet Monday in Baton Rouge

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BATON ROUGE, La., (KNOE 8 News) - The group of people who actually elect the president every four years are beginning to meet and take their oath of office.

Here in Louisiana, that meeting will take place Monday, December 17th at the Secretary of State's office in Baton Rouge.

La. Secretary of State Schedler will administer oaths of office to the eight electors of the Republican Party prior to their votes for president and vice president of the United States.

The Louisiana electors are: Jimmy C. Allen, at large; Louis S. Gurvich, Jr., at large; Michael R. Bayham, Jr., 1st Congressional District; Garrett C. Monti, 2nd Congressional District; Christian J. Gill, 3rd Congressional District; Harold O. Coates, 4th Congressional District; Legena "Gena" Gore, 5th Congressional District; S. Scott Wilfong, 6th Congressional District.  In the event that one of these electors is not present, an alternate elector will assume his or her duties.

The Electoral College, administered by the National Archives and Records Administration, is a process that began as part of the original design of the United States Constitution.  The Founding Fathers established the Electoral College as a compromise between election of the president by Congress and election by popular vote.  The people of the United States vote for the electors who then vote for president.  

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