IT BEGINS: Live Streams and Updates from First Electoral College Votes

Indiana, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Tennessee, and West Virginia are meeting in the ten o’clock hour to cast their votes. Three of those states allow so-called “faithless electors.” You can watch it unfold here, with both live streams and updates, and you can consider the comments an open thread.

Updates below in chronological order. Latest on faithless elector totals at bottom of post.

10:00
West Virginia (allows faithless electors)

(UPDATE: 11 a.m. the WV live stream has ended and their votes were cast for Donald Trump/Mike Pence)

Indiana
The livestream was taken offline (too many users)
(11 a.m. update – All eleven Indiana votes were cast for Trump, as expected.)

10:14 All five state chambers have read the rules on voting to their electors. As noted, there is a slight difference from state to state.

10:21

10:22

10:39

10:44
Folk song hippies at New York electoral “protest” with literally ones of people.

10:49

10:50
The AP reports that four of the six Mississippi electors say they are “firmly committed to voting for Trump.” One declined to answer any questions.

10:55
C-SPAN Live Broadcast begins.

10:59
Protests in states so far are tepid and small. Here’s a shot from Wisconsin:

Per state law, Tennessee electoral votes went to Trump and Pence.

11:05
The Mississippi electors were supposed to vote beginning at 10 a.m. They have not yet done so, but are supposed to begin shortly.

11:10
Gov. Fallin welcomes the Oklahoma electors to the statehouse.

11:12
Arkansas, Illinois, Oklahoma and South Carolina have all begun the vote. Of those, Arkansas and Illinois law provide for “faithless electors.”

11:45
Oklahoma casts 7 ballots for Trump and Arkansas and Mississippi both cast six. South Carolina’s nine votes also wet to Trump.

NOON FAITHLESS ELECTOR UPDATE:
At the time of this posting, every vote has been cast in accordance with the state election results. There have been ZERO faithless electors/conscientious vote changes.

THIS LIVE BLOG CONCLUDES AT NOON. THERE WILL BE ANOTHER LIVE BLOG LATER THIS AFTERNOON.