AUSTIN (AP) — Thirty-seven Republican electors from across the state are convening at the Texas Capitol to formally vote to make Donald Trump the country’s next president.READ MORE: North Texas Hospitals In 'Wait And See' Mode Regarding COVID-19 Omicron Variant
Trump won Texas’ 38 electoral votes by nine percentage points, the state’s smallest margin of victory for a Republican presidential candidate since 1996.
One Texas elector, Art Sisneros, resigned after expressing concern about Trump’s presidential qualifications. He will be replaced by the electors before they cast presidential votes Monday.READ MORE: Cowboys Prepare For Thursday Night Game Missing 9 Players And Coaches Due To COVID-19
Another elector, Chris Suprun, doesn’t plan to vote for Trump, saying he’s “here to elect a president, not a king.”
Associated Press surveys of many other Texas electors found little displeasure with Trump, however.
In all, 538 electors are gathering in state capitols nationwide to vote for president. Trump beat Hillary Clinton in the Electoral College 306-232.MORE NEWS: 2 Former North Texas Teachers Arrested, Accused Of Abusing Non-Verbal Children At Elementary School
(© Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)