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9 somber Ala. Republicans cast Romney votes

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Nine somber Republicans serving as Alabama's members of the Electoral College have cast the state's votes for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan during a traditional ceremony at the state Capitol.

The group gathered at noon Monday with Secretary of State Beth Chapman. They were chosen by the state Republican Party because Romney carried Alabama.

Electoral College member Terry Lathan of Mobile says the ceremony was bittersweet because Romney was successful in Alabama but not nationally.

Another Electoral College member, state Senate Republican Leader Jabo Waggoner of Vestavia Hills, called it "kind of a downer."

Waggoner and Lathan say they hope the presidential election is never switched to a popular vote because candidates would ignore small states like Alabama and spend all their time in big states.

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