Groups hold vigil ahead of South Carolina electors’ vote

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COLUMBIA, SC (AP) — Conservatives and progressives are gathering to urge South Carolina’s electors not to cast their votes for Donald Trump this week.

Organizers say groups planned to gather at the South Carolina Statehouse Sunday afternoon for a vigil urging electors to vote their conscience.

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South Carolina’s Electoral College members meet Monday morning to officially cast their ballots in the formal process of choosing the next president, based upon state-by-state voting results. Last month’s popular vote determined electors nominated by the South Carolina Republican Party would cast the official ballots for the state.

Some Democrats upset with the Nov. 8 results have urged electors around the country not to cast their ballot for Trump. But state Republican Party Chairman Matt Moore has said he and the state’s other electors have not been swayed.

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