Pence signs paperwork allowing Indiana electors to vote for him

Republican vice presidential candidate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence greets supporters during a campaign rally, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has signed off on the paperwork that will enable the state’s delegation to the electoral college to cast their votes — for him.

The Republican, who will be Donald Trump’s vice president, is the first Indiana governor since 1912 to certify electors who will later cast electoral college votes in his favor.

Former Indiana Gov. Thomas R. Marshall, a Democrat, certified the state’s electors in 1912, enabling them to vote for Woodrow Wilson for president and himself as vice president.

Pence said the experience was “very humbling” and pointed out a painting of Marshall that hangs on the wall in his office at the Statehouse.

Marshall, a native of Columbia City, Indiana, served as Wilson’s vice president for two terms from 1913 to 1921.


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