Missouri Electoral College voters have officially given this state’s 11 electoral votes to President Bush and Vice President Cheney. University of Missouri political science professor Rick Hardy of Columbia was one of the eleven electors casting ballots. He says the ballots now go to Capitol Hill in Washington where the votes will be officially counted. Hardy says that while some Americans claim the Electoral College is outdated and should be eliminated in favor of a popular vote concept, that isn’t likely to happen because it would require a Constitutional Amendment, and the less populated states will never agree to such an idea. He says Missouri and other states would oppose any effort to diminish their power against such heavily populated states as California and New York.