Ky. casts electoral votes for McCain, Palin

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's eight presidential electors have formally cast their votes for the unsuccessful candidates John McCain and Sarah Palin.

The all-Republican cast of electors voted unanimously for the unsuccessful GOP ticket. Their ballots mirrored the popular vote from the Nov. 4 election.

Secretary of State Trey Grayson presided over the meeting of electors held in the state Capitol. The ballots will be sent to the U.S. Senate where they will be opened and read on Jan. 8.

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