tv Electoral College Meets to Vote for President of the United States CSPAN December 19, 2016 10:43pm-11:01pm EST
constitution of the united states, the laws of the united states, and the laws of the great state of michigan, the 2016 meeting of the electoral college is now convened and will come to order. please rise for the pledge of allegiance, led by the state representative, tom barrett. >> thank you. -- edge allegiance >> to the flag of the united states of america, and to the flight for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> thank you, governor. >> if you would remain standing, thank you, tom -- at this point, i will invite another to come forward to sing the national anthem.
please, our invocation will be delivered by bishop ira. bishop: this time, if i may ask you to stand again for the invocation in honor of our governor and the lord and savior of our nation, who has made this nation great. almighty and eternal god, el shaddai, supplying the needs of your people by the way of the cross, we bow our heads in the spirit of humility, giving thanks, praise, and adoration to you for the blessings of peace, tranquility, and prosperity you have bestowed on our great nation. we sincerely appreciate your divine intervention in america's most recent national elections
and the clarity with which you spoke through the voice of the electorate. as we gather on this historic, magnanimous, and momentous occasion, to commence rate and commensurate and to consummate the business of the electoral college and close the books on the controversial past and open a new chapter to open america's exceptionalism, did president-elect donald j. trump and vice president mike pence and the cabinet members to be confirmed the wisdom, stability, foresight, and wisdom to govern with humility and to appoint with conviction based on our traditional values and the constitution.
bless their families, loved ones, colleagues, and peers. bless our governor, members of the senate and house, electoral college, and the totality of our nation as a whole. god bless america, and let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream. all of the people say amen. >> amen. bishop: say "amen" again. >> amen. >> thank you, bishop. nominations are now in order for the chair of the 2016 president of the electoral college. i will now recognize hank for the purpose of making a nomination. [applause] [indiscernible] a hellgovernor is doing of a job. thank you.
>> thank you, hank. do we have a second? we have got a second. hearing no other nominations, the nominations are closed. thank you. all in favor of governor rick snyder for the chair of the 2016 electoral college, signify by saying aye. all opposed, say nay. governor snyder is unanimously elected as chair of the 2016 presidential electoral college. thank you. thank you, please be seated and thank you for that honor. please be seated. [inaudible] >> you are a little out of order, but, john, what will you share with us? >> [inaudible] >> do you have a statement you would like us to ask? ] ndiscernible >> ok. do we have a second? all in favor of having the statement read, say aye.
>> aye. >> all opposed, say nay. you may read your statement. >> whereas the signers of the constitution understood the natural instinct to man to govern in such a way to benefit himself, their loved ones, and those who may profit from them, and, whereas our founding fathers, guided by divine intervention, created a system of checks and balances described in the document called the constitution of the united states of america, and whereas no president in the united states of america has ever been elected by direct popular vote but by a system described by the constitution of the united states of america and whereas article ii, section 1 states in -- each state should elect and
such a manner the number of electors equal to whole numbers of senators, to which the state may be entitled in the congress, but no senator or representative or person holding office of trust or profit under the united states shall be appointed an elector, and whereas the state michigan has two senators and 14 representative, michigan has been allotted 16 electors. these are elected at the state convention with their respective districts with the party having positions, and whereas republican donald j. trump won michigan by the narrowest margin in michigan history, winning 306 secure his place in history is a 40 seventh place in america as president, we hereby recognize and thank the
following electors for their willingness to serve in the electoral process and congratulate you for being bestowed the honor of representing your citizens of your district and the citizens of our great state of michigan. thank you. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. if you could please provide a copy of that to the secretary for the minutes. i would like to appoint the lieutenant governor brian kelly, secretary of state, attorney general as assistant chairs. thank you for your service. please stand up. [applause] >> the senate majority leader as secretary, another representative as assistant secretary, and the speaker of
the house as parliamentarian, and a state representative as the assistant parliamentarian. thank you for your service. all stand up now. >> i have not known such august people to be as shy as they are today. thank you, and thank you for your assistance. the role of the official electors for the president and vice president of the united states will now be called. indicate your presence by standing here when your name is called. elector-at-large. hank, just yell out you are here. elector-at-large joseph guzman. first district, john haggard. second district, jack holmes. third district, kelly mitchell. fourth district, judy rapanos. fifth district, henry hatter.
6th district, robert weitt. seventh district, wyckham seeling. eighth district, ross ensign. nice district, michael banerian. 10th district, brian fairbrother. 11th district, ken crider. 12th district, mary vaughn. 13th district, jim rhoades. 14th district, william rotter dink -- rauwerdink. great, although there's -- all electors are present. the chief justice. [applause] chief justice: thank you.
there are many occasions i have been blessed. none more poignant than this. will the electors please stand and raise your right hand? it looks like all of you figured out the right hand. good. [laughter] chief justice: now, do you solemnly swear you will support the constitution of the united states and the constitution of this state and that you will gratefully discharge the duties of the office of elector of president and vice president of the united states, according to the best of your ability? congratulations. [applause] >> i would now like to appoint the sergeant of arms for the 2016 electoral college. from the 11th congressional district, and from the six congressional district, from the
fourth congressional district, and andrea pollack of the third congressional district. please be recognized. [applause] >> thank you for your service. nominations are now in order for the office of president of the united states. i now recognize michael banerian for the purpose of the nomination. mr. banerian: ladies and gentlemen, i have the privilege of standing before you for those that carries the hopes of democrats, republicans, and independents alike on his shoulders, a man who has been given the opportunity to restore the american dream, which has been out of reach for so many americans for far too long, so i ask you to stand with me for such a man and stand with me as
i nominate donald trump for president of the united states of america. [applause] >> thank you. do i have a second? multiple seconds. very good. are there any nominations for president of the united states? -- hearing none, i call for a ballot. to facilitate the ballot, i call for our sergeant of arms to step forward and distribute ballots for the office of president of