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Electors make it official: Nevada awards six votes to Obama-Biden

In a brief Monday ceremony in the capitol, a panel of electors chosen by the Democratic Party awarded Nevada's six electoral college votes to Barack Obama and Joe Biden.

Unlike some states where electors are free to vote their choice, Nevada law specifies that the electors are chosen by the party whose candidates received the most votes in the election and that they must cast their ballots for the presidential and vice presidential candidates who received the most votes in the November election.

However, two of the electors - John Ponticello and Randy Soltero of Las Vegas - said they …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Dec 18, 2012 02:26AM Published Dec 18, 2012 02:25AM Copyright 2012 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.