Mississippi president electors are committed to Trump
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Four prominent businessmen and a woman long active in Republican politics are among those casting Mississippi’s electoral votes for president.
Republican Donald Trump won Mississippi with 58 percent of the vote in November and is expected to receive all six of the state’s Electoral College votes.
Former state GOP chairman Brad White was originally chosen as an elector, but says he can’t serve because he works for a federal official. White recently became chief of staff for Sen. Thad Cochran.
The other five electors will choose a sixth when they meet Monday at the state Capitol.
Four of the Mississippi electors told The Associated Press they are firmly committed to Trump. One declined to answer questions but has given tens of thousands of dollars to Republican candidates.