LITTLE ROCK Arkansas' six Electoral College members formally cast their ballots for Republican Mitt Romney and his running mate Rep. Paul Ryan.
The six Republicans who were chosen in July met Monday at 10 a.m. in the old Arkansas Supreme Court chamber in the state Capitol. In a ceremony that lasted about half an hour, the six electorates each cast their votes for Romney and Ryan.
Romney won Arkansas with about 61 percent of the vote.
"Of course we would" rather be contributing to a Romney win, state Rep. Jonathan Barnett said afterward. "... [But] Arkansas doesn't get to make all of the decisions in this country, we just get to be a part of it. We're just honored to be able to vote for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan."
Democratic President Barack Obama won re-election by garnering 332 of the 538 electoral votes nationwide. Obama also won the popular vote by more than three million votes.
Arkansas' electors are state Republican Party Chairman Doyle Webb, state Rep. Jonathan Barnett of Siloam Springs, and Rita Hamilton of Bella Vista, Larry Bailey of Hot Springs, Robin Lundstrum of Elm Springs and Benny Speaks of Mountain Home.