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Oregon Electoral College delegates award state's votes to Obama-Biden
The Oregon Farm Bureau posthumously honored Jere Breese with the Service to Ag Youth Award. Pictured left to right are his daughter Brianne Breese, his wife Kristi Breese, and Oregon Farm Bureau President Barry Bushue.
December 18, 2012
Oregon's seven electoral votes were officially cast for President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden Monday, Dec. 17, in a ceremony led by Secretary of State Kate Brown at the State Capitol.
Secretary Brown, the state's chief elections officer, will now send the Certificates of Vote to the President of the United States Senate. All electoral votes will be counted in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6, 2013.
"The votes cast by the electors represent the majority of the votes cast in Oregon's General Election, where nearly 82 percent of registered voters participated," said Secretary of State Kate Brown. "It was an honor to be present for such a historic event and to see the will of the people be fulfilled."
Oregon has seven electoral votes, which is calculated by adding the state's number of Senators (2) and Representatives (5). The state's seven votes were cast by Michael J. Bohan, Shirley A. Cairns, Roy Pulvers, Michael B. Miles, Harry (Sam) W. Sappington, RP Joe Smith and Meredith Wood Smith.