Connecticut Electoral College voters aggravated by outcome

- FILE - State Capitol building in Hartford. (WTNH / Noelle Gardner)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Most of the seven Connecticut voters casting ballots for the Electoral College — all of them Democrats — say it is time to scrap or at least consider changing the system that awarded the presidency to Republican Donald Trump despite Democrat Hillary Clinton’s advantage in the popular vote.

The electors will gather Monday in state Senate chambers in Hartford to formally vote for Clinton, the winner of Connecticut’s statewide vote. Electors in states where Trump won are expected to affirm his victory.

In interviews, Connecticut electors said it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have such a role in the electoral system, but they were aggravated to see the process play out the way it did this year.
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