You might have thought you were voting for McCain-Palin or for Obama-Biden, but you weren’t.
More than 1.4-million Missourians voted for Willis Corbett and Robert Hall and
Mellene Schudy, and eight other people. Each of them got more than 1.4-million votes and finished 3,603 votes ahead of eleven other Missourians.
The eleven Republicans have cast the votes that REALLY count this afternoon at the Capitol. Each congressional district has one elector. Two more are considered at-large members of the college, one for each U.S. Senator.
Those eleven Republican electors cast a historic set of ballots, voting 11-0 for
John McCain and Sarah Palin, becoming the first Missouri presidential electors to vote
for an electoral loser since 1956, and only the second electors to vote for a
loser in 104 years.
Missouri is a winner-take-all state and since the McCain-Palin ticket’s electors won by
3,603 votes, McCain and Palin defeated Obama and Biden 11-0.
Here are the people who cast those 11 ballots:
1st District: Willis Corbett , St. Louis
2nd District: Scott Dickenson , Eureka
3rd District: Robert Haul , St. Louis
4th District: Ronny Margason , Jefferson City
5th District: Cathy Owens , Kansas City
6th District: Ron Muck , Kansas City
7th District: Gene Hall , Anderson
8th District: R. Mellene Schudy , Mountain Grove
9th District: Nadine Thurman , Clarence
At-large: Paul Nahon , Springfield
At-large: Jerry Dowell , Columbia