SC electors meeting to cast votes for Romney, Ryan

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina's members of the Electoral College are getting together to officially cast their votes for president.

Secretary of State Mark Hammond said the state's electors will meet Monday at his office in Columbia. Hammond will then certify the vote.

South Carolina has nine electoral votes. Last month, almost 55 percent of the state's voters cast ballots for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for president and Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan for vice president.

South Carolina has now voted for the Republican for president for nine elections in a row. Jimmy Carter was the last Democrat to win the state in 1976.

Republicans hold all statewide elected offices in South Carolina and control both legislative chambers.