PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- Rhode Island has officially has its four electoral votes for President Barack Obama.
The state's members of the Electoral College, Gov. Lincoln, Chafee, and the Rhode Island congressional delegation gathered for a ceremony at the State House on Monday.
The Democratic electors are: state Representative-elect Marvin Abney of Newport; Emily Maranjian of Providence; and L. Susan Weiner and Mark Weiner, both of East Greenwich. Each cast one of the state's electoral votes for President Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden.
The president overwhelmingly won Rhode Island in last month's general election with more than 62% of the vote.
The number of electoral votes a state has is based on population, and is equal to the number of representatives and senators it has in Congress.
On January 6, Vice President Biden, acting as President of the U.S. Senate, will oversee a joint session of Congress during which the Electoral College will be officially tallied.
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