Democratic elector in Hawaii votes for Sanders

Democratic elector in Hawaii votes for Sanders

One of Hawaii's four electors voted for Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersAmazon workers have spoken — are progressives listening? What's really behind Joe Biden's far-left swing? It's time to declare a national climate emergency MORE (I-Vt.) for president Monday. 

While Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHow Democrats can defy the odds in 2022 Close the avenues of foreign meddling Pelosi planned on retiring until Trump won election: report MORE won the state's popular vote in November, one of Hawaii's electors backed Sanders, her rival in the Democratic presidential primary, while the other three voted for Clinton, The Associated Press reports



Sanders won Hawaii's Democratic caucuses in March, defeating Clinton 69.8 percent to 30 percent.

Members of the Electoral College met across the U.S. Monday to officially cast their votes for president. 


Trump officially clinched the presidency, earning 304 electoral votes. 

Two Republican electors in Texas chose alternatives to Trump. One, who had said weeks earlier he would switch his vote, chose Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich, a former Republican presidential candidate. The other chose former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas).

In the end, that meant more Democratic electors defected than Republicans, despite a coordinated effort by some to block his victory.



Four Democratic electors in Washington state defected Monday. 

Three voted for former Secretary of State Colin Powell, while one voted for Faith Spotted Eagle, a Sioux Tribe elder who led protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota this year.

Democratic electors in Maine, Minnesota and Colorado separately tried to cast votes for different candidates, but saw their ballots barred. Clinton carried all three states.