- Associated Press - Monday, December 12, 2016

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and Secretary of State Lawerence Denney say the state’s four Republican electors will meet next week to cast their ballots for the president of the United States.

Otter and Denney in a statement Monday say the electors will meet at noon on Dec. 19 in the Governor’s Ceremonial Office.

Several of Idaho’s electors say they’ve been flooded with emails, telephone calls and Facebook messages from strangers urging them to reconsider their vote for President-elect Donald Trump.

Nationally, activists are circulating online petitions and using social media in hopes of influencing Republican electors to cast their ballots for someone other than Trump. Their longshot goal is deprive him of the 270 Electoral College votes needed to become the next occupant of the White House.

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