The eleven Missourians who voted against Barack Obama and Joe Biden yesterday say they have helped protect the people of Missouri—-regardless of who they voted for.
Missouri’s presidential electors had to vote for the McCain-Palin ticket because McCain and Palin won Missouri’s popular vote. In the electoral college,the 1.4-million-plus votes that the Obama-Biden ticket got last month amounted to a zero in Missouri’s electoral vote.
The electoral college has its detractors but it has defenders such as elector Melleen Shudy of Mountain Grove who is glad it would be "almost impossible" to change the constitution to get rid of it.
Oakville resident Bob Hall, who calls casting an electoral college vote a "tremendous honor," says America needs the electoral college because it protects the voters in each state. "Any resident of the state of Missouri should like to have the electoral college otherwise it goes to the popular vote and whatever California decides is what the rest of us are stuck with," he says.
Some of the electoral college voters have done this before and some of their spouses have cast electoral votes. One voted in the electoral college for the first time when he voted for Ronald Reagan in 19-84.