New Jersey’s presidential electors set to meet in Trenton

The gold plated dome of the state capitol in Trenton

The gold plated dome of the state capitol in Trenton

New Jersey’s electors are set to formally select Democrat Hillary Clinton for president.

The Electoral College delegation will meet Monday afternoon in Trenton to officially allot the state’s 14 electoral votes to Democrats Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine.

Clinton won the state on Election Day over Republican President-elect Donald Trump, who is preparing to take office in January to succeed President Barack Obama. Trump won more than the necessary 270 electoral votes in November, but some groups across the country are trying to prevent him from taking office by persuading electors not to vote for him.

That hasn’t been an issue in New Jersey, which is solidly Democratic and is set to vote for Clinton.

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