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Three Washington state Democratic electors vote for Colin Powell, one for Faith Spotted Eagle

Three Washington state Democratic electors vote for Colin Powell, one for Faith Spotted Eagle

Despite a statute binding the 12 members of the electoral college to vote for the winner of the state’s 2016 presidential election popular vote, four Washington electors made history and risked a $1,000 fine by voting for someone else Monday. But it wasn’t Donald Trump.

Hillary Clinton, supported by 57% of the state’s voters, wound up with eight of the 12 electoral votes at a session held in the State Capitol building here.

Gen. Colin Powell received three votes. And Faith Spotted Eagle, an elder of the Yankton Sioux, received one.

It was the first time in four decades that the state’s electors did not support the winner of Washington’s popular vote...

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