tv Electoral College Meets to Vote for President of the United States CSPAN December 19, 2016 11:00am-11:31am EST
>> good morning, presidential s.ectors, and guest the meeting of the 2016 presidential electors is now convened. the secretary of state, the honorable jesse white, proclaimed this day, the 19th day of december of the euro 2016 is the day fixed for convening the electors of the state to cast votes for president and vice president of the united states. all persons proclaimed by the state of illinois to be present and vice president electors are
not requested to be in their seat. i ask all electors and guests to turn off cell phones and pagers at this time. please rise and join us for the pledge of allegiance. allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice are all -- for all. it is now my great pleasure to introduce secretary of state jesse white who will serve as a temperature chair as the electors selected permanent chair. chairman white. >> good morning. glad to have you on board. the media has requested to broadcast and record these
proceedings. permission is granted. it's my honor to convene this meeting of the on tour college in our great capital here in the state of illinois, springfield. in addition to the electors who will be deduced in a few minutes , i'd like to recognize a few individuals. danny davis, congressman of the seventh congressional district, who happened to be my congressman. president of the illinois state senate. the american public went to the and votedovember 8 for their preferred candidate for president and vice president . they were actually voting for presidential and vice presidential electors. those electors from 50 states and the district of columbia are meeting today to officially elect our president and vice president. here in illinois, we are gathering for the 50th meeting of the illinois electoral college.
are 20 illinois electors who are representing the majority of wishes of almost 13 million residents of illinois. as required by law, copies of today certified vote will be sent to the president of the united states senate and the national archives and chief federal judge for this district. my office will also maintain additional copies of the certification of the vote for public expection -- inspection. in order for this business to proceed, i would like to have the rollcall. each elector shall respond by saying present. district one. call]
the chair declares there are 18 of the 20 electors for president and vice president are in attendance. electors carrie austin and john daly are unable to attend today's proceedings. in accordance with the provision of the illinois ohio statutes, the remaining presidential electors must elect a .eplacement to the vacant seats in accordance with the statute, i hear a motion to nominate a replacement elector. >> thank you, secretary white, mr. chairman. i nominate patrick daley thompson to serve as an elector to serve in place of carrie austin. william brennan junior to serve in place of john daly.
patrick daley thompson has serve innated two place of carrie austin, and william brennan junior to serve in place of john daly. do i have a second? elector taveras has seconded the nomination. are there other nominations? there being none, all those in favor say aye. those who oppose say no. the ayes have it. with those replacements named, we now have 20 electors. of --e chair >> it is my privilege to place the name of tony practical into
nomination as chairperson, sherri maccallum, as secretary. do i hear a second? >> i second that motion. >> elector shepperton has seconded the nomination. are there other nominations? there being none, those in favor say aye. those oppose say no. the ayes have been and the motion has been a top did. i would like to turn it over now to chairperson. votingelectors will be to balance, one for president of the united states, one for vice president of the united states. the ballots are located at your desk. please mark each other your preferred candidate. name,all each elector's you will step forward and place your marked ballot in the ballot box located to our right along the wall.
please step forward and cast your vote. >> [inaudible] >> perhaps my instructions were not clear. if you only submitting your ballot or president, would you please step toward now and submit your ballot for vice president. if there is anybody who only two come rather than forward and submit your second ballot.
>> c-span live coverage of the process in illinois deal of yours are signing the paperwork to get official certifying those electoral vote for hillary clinton. we will continue with our live coverage in pennsylvania at the top of the hour new eastern time. our thanks as we continue to watch this in springfield, illinois to the abc affiliate providing us the pictures and transmission of this, the first of 50 states and the district of columbia meeting today to certify the results on november 8. the final step will take lace in the u.s. capitol on january 6. under the constitution, article two, the electors meeting in state capitals to elect our 45th president. coverage continues on c-span and c-span radio.
>> this process in illinois will come to a conclusion momentarily. our phone lines are open. the pennsylvania ella tour college meeting in harrisburg, pennsylvania, a state that went for donald trump. that is coming up at noon eastern time. coming up, a conversation with the colorado secretary of state.