tv Illinois Electors Vote in Springfield CSPAN December 20, 2016 1:08am-1:41am EST
>> good morning, presidential electors, and guests. the meeting of the 2016 presidential electors is now convened. the secretary of state, the honorable jesse white, proclaims this day, the 19th day of december of the year 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 president 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.
>> i pledge 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 for all. >> it is now my great pleasure to introduce secretary of state jesse white who will serve as a temporary chair until the electors selected a 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 electoral college in our great capital here in the state of illinois, springfield. electors whoto the
will be introduced 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. when the american public went to the polls on november 8 and voted for their preferred candidate for president and vice president, they were actually voting for presidential and vice president joe electors. those electors -- 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. there 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's certified vote will be sent to the president of the united states senate and the
today's proceedings. in accordance with the provision of the illinois compiled statutes, the remaining presidential electors must elect a replacement 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. to tolliam a. brant, jr., serve in place of john daly. >> patrick daley thompson has been nominated to serve in 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. the nominations are now open for chair and signatory to these proceedings. >> mr. chairman, it is my privilege to place the name of prekwingle 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. and the motiont has been adopted. i would like to turn it over now to chairperson. >> all electors will be voting for two ballots. 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 ballot with your preferred candidate name. as i call it each elector's name, you will step forward and place your marked ballot in the ballot box located to our right along the wall. i will now begin the rollcall forecasting the balance or the
>> pardon me? all right. perhaps my instructions were not clear. if you only submitted your ballot for president, would you please step forward now and submit your ballot for vice president. if there is anybody who only submitted one ballot rather than two come forward and submit your second ballot.
mycks it is my dish >> it is pleasure to announce hillary clinton received 20 electoral votes for president of the united states. tim kaine received 20 total votes for vice president of the nine states. each elector is not required to sign six copies of the certificate of vote will be distributed to the proper authorities. >> that is all right. [inaudible] >> staff will begin the distribution of certificates review elector should be of use for a few minutes while the necessary signatures are being gathered.
clicks the certificates of vote have been received. thechair now recognizes purpose of a motion. >> i second that motion. moved that the meeting of 2016 electoral college be adjourned and it has been seconded. those in favor signify by saying "aye." those opposed? i would like to thank the secretary of state and the illinois house of representatives for hosting these proceedings, as well as the electoral college for their
votes for president and vice president. the empire state's 29 votes were awarded to hillary clinton. bill clinton was there to cast his vote for his wife. this is 40 minutes. >> as secretary of state, it is my responsibility to convene this body under new york state law. i'm proud and honored to stand with you today, you, the electors, represent the diversity of our great state. it is a solemn and essential duty we have been chosen to perform today.