New Orleans Events – Monday, Dec. 19
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Associated Press Louisiana Daybook for Monday, Dec. 19.
Monday, Dec. 19 – Electoral College electors meet in their states to vote for President and Vice President on separate ballots, to confirm the results of the Nov. 8 presidential election, in which Republicans Donald Trump and Mike Pence defeated Democrats Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine – taking 306 of the Electoral College's 538 votes, to Clinton's 232 – though Clinton holds a lead in the popular vote of almost 3 million. The electors record their votes on six 'Certificates of Vote', which are paired with the six remaining Certificates of Assessment. The electors sign, seal and certify six sets of electoral votes, which consist of one Certificate of Ascertainment and one Certificate of Vote. These are distributed with one set to the President of the Senate, two packages to the Secretary of State in the state where the electors met, two packages to the Archivist and one set to the presiding judge in the district where the electors met. Trump will be sworn in as America's 45th president Jan. 20, during ceremonies in Washington, DC
Monday, Dec. 19 – Louisiana Medicaid Subcommittee of the Health and Social Services Estimating Conference, 10:00 a.m.
Location: Louisiana State Capitol, 900 N. 3rd St., Baton Rouge, LA.
Monday, Dec. 19 – International High School of New Orleans hosts its first annual Winter Showcase of Talent, 7:00 p.m.
Location: The International High School of New Orleans, 727 Carondelet St., New Orleans.