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Delaware Electors Support Clinton in Electoral College

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Delaware's three electors voted on Monday for Hillary Clinton in the electoral college. (Nick Layman/WBOC) Delaware's three electors voted on Monday for Hillary Clinton in the electoral college. (Nick Layman/WBOC)

DOVER, Del. -- It was a formal procedure without controversy on Monday as Delaware's three votes in the electoral college were cast for Hillary Clinton.

The ceremony, which took place at Legislative Hall, saw the state's three electors affirm that Delaware's votes in the electoral college would go to Clinton, who lost to Donald Trump in the general election.

Elector Lynn Fuller said she and the other electors were disappointed in the national outcome, but still happy to see that Clinton won Delaware.

"We generally have gone for the winner, with President Obama. We have been a bell ringer state. I just think this was a unique election year," she said.

Trump won in both Kent and Sussex counties but Clinton won New Castle County and secured more than 53 percent of the statewide vote. Delaware has not voted for a Republican president since 1988.

Students from across the state helped view the proceedings, which were streamed online. Although not old enough to vote, some of the students said they still enjoyed getting to witness history.

"I think it's important, especially because of this election because it was so controversial," said Meghana Lodhavia, a sophomore at Dover High School.

Although there was little doubt inside Legislative Hall that Delaware's electors would vote for Clinton, demonstrators outside the statehouse encouraged people in other states to "vote their conscience."

Ruth Ann James of Cheswold hoped electors in other states would support candidates other than Trump, criticizing his positions on environmental issues.

"We won't have a place for our children to live and the whole world is watching," she said.

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