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presidential electors. we showed you the certification process, the counting process of electors in pennsylvania a short time ago. that was a state that donald trump won. now we're going to show you what took place in the state of new york, the meeting of electors there, a state that hillary clinton won in november. >> secretary of state it is my responsibility to convene this body under new york state law. i am 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. a duty that is part of the fabric of our constitution and our demock sit a certified list of electors has been delivered from the governor's office to the department of state. i will now call the roll of this
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electoral college. please signify your presence by saying aye. -- aye when your name is called. william j. clinton. andrew m. quo moe. kathy c. holcomb. thomas p. dinapoli. eric t. schneiderman. carl e. hastings. andrea stewart cousins. bill deblaz yow. leticia a. james. scott m. stringer. melissa maravillo. byron w. brown. christine c. quinn. basil h. michael jr. melissa sklars. mario s. solento. rhonda winegarden.
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george k. gresham. daniel don hew. stewart apple balm. gary s. labarbara. lovely a. warren. stephanie a. minor. atherine m. sheehan. anastasia semosia. hazel l. ingram. rachel d. gold. thank you. let us proceed to the next order of business which is the filling of the vacancies created by the absence of electors this echair will entertain a motion to fill the vacancies. the chair now recognizes the honorable kathy sheehan of albany county. >> madam secretary, i move that the following substitutions be made. aaron stevens of kings countor for george gresham, meredith shepard of new york county for daniel donohue of saratoga
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county. theresa schwartz of nassau county for eric schneiderman, and eve gillergan of queens county for sandra young of queens county. >> thank you. the chair now recognizes the honorable scott stringer of new york county. >> madam speaker, i second the motion that the substitution be made in the manner described. >> thank you. are there any our nominations? none being offered, the nominations are now closed. i ask those in favor of the substitutions as described to signify so by saying aye. opposed. the smotion carried. will aaron stevens, meredith shepard, theresa schwartz and eve gillergan please stand and raise your right hand so i may administer the oath. do you solemnly swear to support the constitution of the united
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states and the constitution of the state of new york and that you will faithfully execute the duties of this office as elector of president and vice president of the united states of america to the best of your ability, so help you god. ok. the next order of business is the election of a president of the electoral college. i now call on the honorable luvente governor of new york, kathy hokel, for the purpose a nomination. >> madam secretary, it is my pleasure to nominate as president of this electoral college someone i've had the great privilege to work with over the year a truly progressive leader with great vision, our governor, the honorable andrew m. quo moe of westchester county. >> thank you, lieutenant governor. the chair now recognizes the
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honorable byron brown of erie county. >> thank you, madam secretary. it is my pleasure an honor with the children of buffalo's hamlin park school looking on, to second the nomination of the honorable andrew m. cuomo of westchester county as president of this electoral college. >> thank you, mr. mayor. are there any further nominations? there being none, i ask those in favor of the election of the honorable andrew m. cuomo as president of this electoral college to signify so by saying aye. opposed. i declare the honorable andrew m. cuomo of westchester county unanimously elected as president of this electoral college. [applause]
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will the president please come forward to accept the chair and the gavel. >> thank you very much, good afternoon to all of you. first, madam secretary of state, let's give her a big round of applause for convening this meeting. [applause] >> it is my pleasure to me side over this very important constitutional function. the electoral college, as you know, is the mechanism by which this country makes one of the most important decisions which is the election of the president.
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we are also honored to be at this proceeding with many elected officials from all across the state, important citizen, involved citizens from all across the state and one very special new yorker who we all call friend, former president william jefferson clinton. it's my honor to welcome him here today. -- applause [applause]
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>> we have a custom of switching seats in the federal government which i'll explain at a different time. i'll have more words about president clinton in a moment. e chair now recognizes the honorable lovely warren of monoroe county for the purpose of making a motion. >> i'd like to nominate the honorable byron brown of erie county and the honorable melissa mark severino as secretaries to the electoral college. >> the chair recognize gary labarbara of nassau county for the purpose oses of a motion. >> i would like to second the
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motion to nominate byron brown of erie county and the honorable masarino as secretaries of the electoral college. >> are there other nominations? those in favor of the motion. those opposed. now declare the honorable secretaries of this electoral college. will you please take your seat on the dais. let's give them a round of applause, please. [applause]
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having filled all the elected offices of this college, the chair will proceed with designating the tellers of this electoral college. will ms. maxine outbridge of richmond county and alathea williams of bronze county please come forward and take your seat as tellers. thank you. let's give them a round of applause for their service. [applause] having now filled the remaining offices of -- offices of this college, the chair will entertain motions for the ballot for the president and vice president of the united states. the chair recognizes the honorable andrea stewart cousins of westchester county. >> thank you, mr. president. it is my honor to move that we now proceed with the balloting for the president of the united states.
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>> thank you. he chair now recognizes an astazea samosa of new york county. >> thank you, mr. president, it is my honor to second the motion to proceed with the balloting for president of the united states. >> thank you very much. it has been moved and seconded that we proceed with the balloting for the president of the united states of america. all those in favor, please signify so by saying aye. opposed. seeing none, the motion is carried. the chair now recognizes the honorable leticia james of kings county. >> thank you, mr. president. it is my honor to move that we now proceed with the balloting for the vice president of the united states. >> thank you. the chair now recognizes the honorable reuben diaz jr. of bronx county. >> thank you, mr. president. it is my honor to second the
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motion to proceed with the balloting for the vice president of the great united states of america. >> it has been moved and seconded that we proceed with the balloting for the vice president of the united states. those in favor signify by saying aye. opposed. the motion is carry. we may now proceed to voting. i invite president compton to join us in casting the first -- president clinton to join us in casting the first ballot.
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>> it appears that all ballots have been cast. will the tellers please count the votes and then secretaries announce the results.
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>> 29 votes have been cast for the honorable hillary clinton of new york for president of the united states. [applause]
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>> mr. president after counting the ballots, i find that 29 votes have been cast for the honorable tim kaine of virginia for the vice president of the united states. [applause] >> thank you. the chair announces that the entire membership of the electoral college has now voted for president and vice president of the united states and that their certificates have been duly signed by each elector. the chair recognizes randy winegarden of suffolk county. >> thank you, mr. president. thank you, mr. president. mr. president, i move that the
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house -- that the secretaries be authorized and directed to file through the department of state the certificates which we have signed with the president of the united states senate, the secretary of state of the state of new york, the new york state board of elections, the chief judge of the united states district court for the northern district of new york, the national archives, and the records administrator and the rare books and manuscript library of columbia university. >> i think you got it all in, thank you very much. thank you, the chair recognizes the honorable tom napoli of nassau county. >> i second the motion that the certificates be filed in the man sore well described. >> thank you very much, mr. comptroller. it has been moved and seconded that we file the certificates in the manner described. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no.
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the motion is carry the chair recognizes the honorable carl hasty of bronx county. >> i now move that the electors of the college unanimously agree to forego their compensation and have the money designated to an organization which assists the brave men, women, and children wishing to make the united states their home, the new york immigration coalition. [applause] > thank you very much. thank you, mr. speaker. the chair recognizes mario salento of rockwell county. >> i second the motion that the electors of this college unanimously agree to forego their compensation as electors and have the money designated to go to an organization which assists the brave men, women, and children seeking to make the
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united states their home, the new york immigration coalition. [applause] >> thank you very much. it has been moved and seced that the electors forego their compensation and instead donate it to the new york immigration coalition. those in favor say aye. the motion is carry the chair recognizes the honorable william deblaz yow of new york county. >> thank you, mr. president. i move that the proceed ogs they have electoral college of the great state of new york be printed and bound. >> thank you, mr. mayor. the chair recognizes eve wiligan. >> thank you, mr. president. i second the motion that the proceed thoffings electoral college of the great state of new york be printed and bound. >> thank you very much. it has been moved and seconded that the proceeds of the electoral college of the great state of new york be printed and bound. all those in favor signify by saying aye. the motion is carried.
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before i ask for a motion to adjourn, please allow me a personal point of privilege. many of the people in this room have long standing personal relationships with president william jefferson clinton and madam secretary hillary clinton. my relationship began in 1992 when i went down to work on the transition committee for the president -- incoming president, william jefferson clinton and vice president al gore. 199 2. it was just like yesterday. i was leaving new york because i was going to go out an see the , i worked in ld the transition and the president was gracious enough to offer me a position at housing an urban
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development. i was a 100% new yorker. with the new york style and the new york rhythm and the new york cadence. i started going around the country and the new york style and cadence was slightly out of rhythm with other parts of the "my y and sort of like cousin vinny" and the president took me aside one day and he was explaining to me how, you know, sometimes you want to just slow down, more about hospitality and st chatting with people, not always about function. he said, you know, you should go down to arkansas, which we wanted to get some things done he said, you should go down and visit with these people. and i said ok.
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now i had never heard that term before, visit with those people. i said, mr. president, what do i do when i visit with those people? he said, nothing. you just visit. i said, but what does that mean? what is the poump the visit? what am i there to accomplish? he said, you're not there to accomplish anything. you're just -- you just visit york uh just chat you just talk. but for what purpose? what do i want to get accomplished in the visit? i don't think i ever fully internalized the process of visiting. by the president was always kind, always generous, and i know that many people in this room feel exactly the same thing. and the president taught an entire generation of elected officials what it means to be a professional and effective elected official. he showed that government mattered. he showed this nation that government mattered.
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he showed us all that change is hard and the good fight is a fight and when you go to change things, the status quo will fight back and your job, you believe in the change and the reform, is to carry through he taught us that cooperation is always better than conflict. and that bringing people together is always the goal. public service is about accomplishing things that make people's lives -- people's lives -- >> you can watch the rest of this meeting of electors in new york state state. we leave it now to take you back live to statuary hall just outside the house chamber of the u.s. capitol. we're going to watch here within the next few minutes we expect to start seeing senators making their way other to the house chamber for today's joint sen

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