While election day has come and gone--today we elect the President of the United States.
(Drew Wrigley / ND. Lt. Governor) "It's Constitutional, mandate and law that today the President of the United States is elected."
These 3 presidential electors are casting North Dakota's official vote for U.S. President and Vice President.
The group was chosen by North Dakota voters during the general election in November.
While Obama is considered to be the next President of the United States, it's not official until all the votes are cast.
(Drew Wrigley / ND Lt. Governor) "Under the Constitution of the United States, only the electors of the various states can elect a President of the United States. They said the November 6th election was kind of like an advisory election in that regard and certainly it's the case that the electors have come accustom over the decades to have their votes reflect the votes of the people that have selected them as electors, but it's not required under the law."
Mitt Romney won all 3 North Dakota electoral votes for President, while Paul Ryan won all 3 votes for vice president.