Votes for all states to be announced Jan. 6, 2017
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 19, 2016) — President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence today received all eight votes by Kentucky’s Presidential Electors, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced.
Pursuant to the U.S. Constitution, the President and Vice President are elected by the Electoral College, which is comprised of electors from each state. The number of electors allocated to each state is equal to the number of Senators and Representatives the state has in Congress.
Because Republicans Donald Trump and Mike Pence won Kentucky’s popular vote, Kentucky’s electors are those nominated by the Republican Party.
- Robert M. Duncan – State-at-Large
- Jim Skaggs – State-at-Large
- Dr. Michael Carter – 1st Congressional District
- Scott J. Lasley – 2nd Congressional District
- Walter S. Reichert, Sr. – 3rd Congressional District
- Troy M. Sheldon – 4th Congressional District
- Mary D. Singleton – 5th Congressional District
- Dave Disponett – 6th Congressional District
Each state’s electors meet on the same day in their respective state capitals to cast their electoral votes. Kentucky is one of 21 states in which the electors are not required to vote for the candidate who won the popular vote.
The electors’ votes will be transmitted to the President of the U.S. Senate, who on Jan. 6, 2017, will open and read before both houses of Congress the electoral votes from each state. The candidates with the most electoral votes will be declared the next President and Vice President of the U.S.