“I’ll admit, my hand shook a little,” one elector said
Many members of the Electoral College felt honored as the cast their ballots in the 2016 presidential vote on Monday. Several of the 538 electors who gathered in state capitols to vote shared their feelings on the process via Twitter on Monday.
Chairman of the Hamilton County Republican Party Alex Triantafilou tweeted that his “hand shook a little” when he signed his ballot.
Controversy has surrounded the typically quiet process, where electors’ votes follow the results of the general election. This year, however, electors have faced calls from across the U.S. to reconsider voting for President-elect Donald Trump. Most electors, it seems, will vote for the person their state selected, but there was at least one elector who said he would vote for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders instead.