Electors in Tennessee cast their official ballots Monday, for Mitt Romney.

It’s been more than one month since Tennesseans overwhelmingly voted to give the failed Republican presidential candidate the entirety of the state’s 11 electoral votes. Across the state, voters opted to prefer the ticket of Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan, over President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden by a margin of more than 500,000 votes.

When Congress officially accepts the results of all 50 states on Jan. 6, Obama’s victory of a second term in the White House will be confirmed.

Among the electors who gathered in Nashville was Chattanooga’s Jerry Sink, who represented the 3rd Congressional District.


According to the Tennessee Department of State, the Electoral College process for selecting a president has been in place since the 1780s.