Presidential Electors in Kansas Choose McCain

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ The Kansas members of the Electoral College cast their six votes for Republican presidential candidate John McCain and running mate Sarah Palin.

The vote Monday marked the final action in the 2008 presidential election. McCain took Kansas on Nov. 4 with nearly 57 percent of the vote over Democrat Barack Obama.

The vote by the electors, picked by the Kansas Republican Party, really is more important than the popular vote.

That's because rather than directly voting for president, U.S. citizens actually vote for electors. Electors technically are free to vote for whomever they want, but in practice they generally for their party's candidates.

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