The Electoral College Assembly is finally here—tomorrow, that is. Each state’s electors vote on Monday, December 15, 2008, formalizing the election of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden. The invite:
Pursuant to state and federal law, all electors and alternates must appear on Monday, December 15, 2008, before 9 a.m. in the Governor’s Reception Room at the State Capitol, Room 130, 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, Minnesota. If an elector is not present in the Governor’s Reception Room at 9 a.m. on December 15, 2008, the elector’s position will be declared vacant, and an alternate, chosen by lot, will be appointed as the elector. If more than eight alternates are needed, the electors present will elect by ballot a person to fill the vacancy. All electors and alternates must gather again at noon in the Governor’s Reception Room and will proceed to the Capitol Rotunda to cast votes for the President and Vice President of the United States.
Due to the bad weather forecast, I plan to head over very early for breakfast somewhere near the Capitol. Can’t be too careful when you’re electing a president.