Jackson County Commissioner Clint Pate has been appointed by the Republican Party of Florida to be one of the 29 members of the Electoral College to represent Florida voters. Pate serves as the Assistant Secretary of the state party and Jackson County Chairman. This appointment tops off a great year where he was elected to be a delegate to represent Congressional District 2 at the National Republican Convention in Cleveland Ohio, brought Senator Marco Rubio to Jackson County to be the guest speaker at the Reagan Day Dinner, and a Republican was elected to the White House
The Electoral College elect the president and the vice president of the United States, based on the popular vote in their states. When Americans went to the poll in Nov. they weren’t electing a president directly, they were voting to see who won the popular votes in their states. The candidate who wins the popular vote gets the electoral votes. Each state gets a certain number of electoral votes based on its population. Donald Trump won the state, so electors chosen by the Republican Party will cast their votes for him. Pate will travel to the State Capital, in Tallahassee, to cast his vote for President Elect Donald Trump on Dec. 19, 2016.