Pennsylvania’s 20 members of the electoral college cast their ballots, as expected, for Republican Donald Trump in Harrisburg Monday afternoon.
The votes from the electors were made official shortly after noon Monday. By evening, electors from throughout the country had collected the 270 votes needed to officially make Trump the next president.
Bucks County had two residents taking part in Monday’s vote. Bucks County Republican Party head Pat Poprik and Trump state director Ted Christian were in Harrisburg to cast their ballots.
Statewide, Trump beat Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton by around 44,000 votes. The election was close in Bucks County with Clinton beating Trump by around 2,000 votes.
Outside the state Capitol in Harrisburg Monday, a last ditch-effort by some protesters to sway electors to cast their vote for anyone but Trump failed.
“This is what democracy looks like,” the demonstrators said while electors were inside the Capitol.
While the electors weren’t legally bound to cast their ballot the same way the majority of voters did, none strayed from voting for Trump.
According to a Philly.com report, all of the electors were issued a state police trooper for their safety on Monday.
The Pennsylvania Department of State released a list of electors:
Robert Asher, Montgomery County
Mary Barket, Northampton County
Robert Bozzuto, Cumberland County
Theodore Christian, Bucks County
Michael Downing, Cumberland County
Margaret Ferraro, Northampton County
Christopher Gleason, Cambria County
Robert Gleason, Cambria County
Joyce Haas, Centre County
Ash Khare, Warren County
James McErlane, Chester County
Elstina Pickett, Bradford County
Patricia Poprik, Bucks County
Andrew Reilly, Delaware County
Carol Sides, Lycoming County
Gloria “Lee” Snover, Northampton County
Richard Stewart, Cumberland County
Lawrence Tabas, Philadelphia County
Christine Toretti, Indiana County
Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh, Chester County