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Iowa's 6 Electoral College voters back Trump

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Iowa's six Electoral College voters have cast their ballots for Republican Donald Trump.

Trump won the presidential election in Iowa by nearly 10 percentage points over Democrat Hillary Clinton, but Monday's Electoral College vote was watched more closely than usual because of a national effort to thwart Trump of the presidency by denying him the necessary votes.

Electors in Iowa and across the country acknowledged they had been deluged with calls and emails from people encouraging them to not vote for Trump, even if the New York businessman had won in their states.

Despite the national intrigue, there wasn't much drama in Iowa, as the six electors gathered Monday afternoon at the Capitol and quickly voted for Trump. Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Secretary of State Paul Pate presided over the vote.

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