Electoral College to Meet

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Official returns show President Bush and his Republican running mate, Vice President Dick Cheney, received 59 percent of the vote in Mississippi. The Democratic ticket of John Kerry and John Edwards received 41 percent. The General Election was Nov. 2.

Bush and Cheney are receiving all six of Mississippi's electoral votes. Nationwide, Bush won 286 electoral votes to Kerry's 252. A candidate needs at least 270 electoral votes to win.

Mississippi's electors will meet at 1:30 p.m. in the Capitol's old Supreme Chamber, with Secretary of State Eric Clark presiding.

The electors chosen by the state Republican Party are Kelly Segars of Iuka, John Phillips of Yazoo City, Wayne Parker of Madison, Jimmy Creekmore of Jackson, Victor Mavar of Biloxi and Billy Mounger of Jackson.