South Carolina presidential electors to meet at State House

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s nine electors are set to meet Monday to cast their ballots for President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

The electors are scheduled to meet at 11 a.m. at the State House in Columbia.

The event is expected to be relatively uncontentious in South Carolina, which Trump won over Democrat Joe Biden by a margin of 55% to 43% of votes cast. The state is winner-take-all, meaning that Trump secured all nine of the electoral votes with his victory.

Officials say there have been no fraud-related legal challenges filed in South Carolina’s election. In other states, Trump and his supporters have filed dozens of largely unsuccessful lawsuits contesting the Nov. 3 presidential election.

South Carolina’s electors are chosen by the state Republican Party by congressional district residency. The two at-large electors are state GOP Chairman Drew McKissick and Republican National Committeewoman Cindy Costa.

The event will be available to the public via a livestream around 11 a.m.

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