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Electoral College Members Set to Cast Votes in Presidential Election

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Monday, the 538 members of the Electoral College will formally cast their votes to elect the 45th President of the United States.

But many democratic electors say they need more evidence about Russia’s potential involvement in the presidential election before they make their decisions.

So far 80 electors, all democrats and one republican, have requested an intelligence briefing before their meeting Monday.

Assessment from the CIA, FBI and Director of National Intelligence found multiple democrat’s e-mail accounts were hacked to influence the election in Donald Trump’s favor.

President Obama says they will provide evidence, but Trump’s surrogates say so far the findings have been inconclusive.

Some senators are calling for a new Senate Select Committee to investigate Russia’s cyberattacks and interference.

A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says they’ll review the request.

And the 16 electors in Michigan are poised to vote for President-elect Donald Trump Monday in Lansing.

Michigan requires its electoral members to vote according to the results of the state’s presidential election, where Trump narrowly defeated democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

Unlike other states where electors are "unbound," those in Michigan are bound by law to vote for the state winner.

If they don’t, they must resign and are replaced.