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Hawaii residents rally against Electoral College

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    President-elect Donald Trump spoke in Grand Rapids, Mich. on Dec. 9. Hawaii residents are rallying outside the state Capitol to protest the Electoral College and President-elect Donald Trump.

The Latest on Hawaii electors voting as part of the Electoral College (all times local):

12 p.m.

Hawaii residents are rallying outside the state Capitol to protest the Electoral College and President-elect Donald Trump.

They’re holding signs saying “Defend Democracy” and “Dump Trump.”

Hawaii’s four Democratic electors are gathering today at the state Capitol to cast their votes for president as part of the Electoral College. Hillary Clinton won Hawaii, so the state’s four electors are bound by law to select her

Protester Emma Gerrish says she thinks Trump is totally unacceptable, and this is one of her last chances to stop him. She says: “No matter what the odds are, we have to try.”

As other states’ electors cast their votes, Trump was closing in on a victory.

10:15 p.m. Sunday

Hawaii’s Democratic electors are gathering at the state Capitol to cast their votes for president as part of the Electoral College.

Hillary Clinton won Hawaii, so the state’s four electors are bound by law to select her Monday. But state law doesn’t stipulate a penalty for voting differently.

Hawaii electors John Bickel, Marie “Dolly” Strazar and David Mulinix have said they’ll vote for Hillary Clinton. Elector Janice Bond hasn’t said who will receive her vote.

Republican president-elect Donald Trump won enough states to surpass the 270 electoral votes needed to become president. But Clinton received almost 3 million more popular votes.

The Associated Press interviewed electors nationwide and found little appetite for a revolt. But Trump protesters are planning rallies for Monday.

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