Don’t expect surprises from Ohio’s Electoral College voters

Ohio's electors will cast their votes when the Electoral College meets Monday

FILE - In this March 18, 2014 file photo, voters cast their ballots in Hinsdale, Ill. The number of Illinois residents who have voted ahead of Election Day has broken state records and is still growing. The State Board of Elections released totals Monday Nov. 7, 2016 showing the number of voters who cast in-person ballots through Sunday was approaching 1.3 million. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
(AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s electors are set to cast their votes when the Electoral College meets Monday.

But don’t expect any of them to back Ohio Gov. John Kasich or anyone else in some sort of anti-Donald Trump protest. State law requires Ohio’s 18 electors to vote for the nominee of the party that appointed them and all were selected by Trump’s campaign.

On top of that, Ohio’s Republican governor has sent electors a message that the race is over and it’s time to come together.

All of the electors contacted by The Associated Press last week say they intend to vote for Trump for president.

Most also think it’s their duty to vote in a way that represents the decision made by the people of the state.

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