Alabama Electors Cast 9 Votes for John McCain

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's Electoral College members met at noon Monday at the State Capitol to cast their nine votes for Republican Sen. John McCain for president and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for vice president. The mostly ceremonial meeting was one of the final acts of the 2008 election. Similar meeting were going on Monday in the other 49 states and the District of Columbia.

The Alabama Republican Party chose the nine men who were Alabama's electors because McCain got 60 percent of the vote in the state. Democratic President-elect Barack Obama got 39 percent. Other candidates received 1 percent. The election was Alabama's largest ever, with more than 2 million people voting.

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