COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Members of the revered and reviled Electoral College that formalizes America's presidential results are gathering in Ohio and elsewhere.
Electors are set to convene at noon Monday at the Statehouse. They will deliver the battleground state's 18 electoral votes to Democratic President Barack Obama. After the months of intensive campaigning, Obama beat Republican nominee Mitt Romney 50-47 in the state.
Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor kicks off the process with a swearing-in ceremony in the chambers of the Ohio Senate.
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The government of Ohio is composed of the executive branch, led by the Governor; the legislative branch, which comprises the Ohio General Assembly; and the judicial branch, which is led by the Supreme Court.