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Decision 2012: Electors cast their votes

All across the country, electors (to the Electoral College) officially cast their ballots for President Obama or Mitt Romney. It was pretty standard in California, Florida, Washington, Texas, Oklahoma, Nevada, South Carolina, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, for example.

Most noted the history being made. One elector in Florida, even said, “I will quote loosely Vice President Biden: ‘This is a…uh…big deal.'”

In Arizona, though, a different story: “Arizona's 11 Republican electors formally cast their votes Monday for Mitt Romney - but not before three of them, including the state party chairman, said questions remain about whether President Obama is a natural-born citizen,” the Arizona Daily Star writes. “ ‘I'm not satisfied with what I've seen,’ said Tom Morrissey, head of the Arizona Republican Party, after signing the formal paperwork to cast his Electoral College vote for Romney. ‘I think for somebody in the president's position to not have produced a document that looks more legitimate, I have a problem with that,’ Morrissey said.”

KTAR: “College member Don Ascoli, who recently finished serving as Republican Party chairman in Gila County, said he didn't think Obama was ‘properly vetted as a legitimate candidate for president.’” More: Secretary of State Ken Bennett, who presided over the Electoral College ceremony, later said he did not share the views of the three college members, but he said the college members were exercising their First Amendment rights. Gov. Jan Brewer, who observed the ceremony, later said she disagreed with the three college members' opinions. ‘The bottom line is everybody is entitled to their own opinion. I happen to disagree,’ she said. Brewer in 2011 vetoed a bill passed by the Arizona Legislature to require Obama and other presidential candidates to prove their U.S. citizenship before their names could appear on the state's ballot.”

And in Oregon, one was missing.