Dec 18, 2012 at 6:37 am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (KNSI) Tradition trumped suspense Monday as members of the Electoral College cast their final, official votes in the presidential election in Minnesota.
Barack Obama won well more than the 270 votes required to win the White House nationwide on November 6th. California's 55 electoral votes _ the largest cache in any state _ helped put the Democratic president officially over the top by late Monday afternoon.
The rite played out in state capitols involved party luminaries and tireless activists carrying out the will of their state's voters.
The popular vote from state-to-state dictates whether Democratic and Republican electors get the honor. But the outcome wasn't in doubt.
Obama is projected to receive 332 votes to Romney's 206, barring defections.