Miss.'s 6 Electoral College voters cast ballots

By Emily Wagster Pettus/The Associated Press

JACKSON — Mississippi’s six members of the Electoral College met Monday and all voted for Republican Mitt Romney, who carried the state in the presidential race.

Electors met around the country in a process that formalizes Democrat Barack Obama’s re-election as president.

About two dozen people watched the brief process in a small room at the Mississippi Capitol, including Republican Gov. Phil Bryant.

The six electors were chosen at the state Republican convention in Jackson. They are all white men who live in the Jackson area, including Austin Barbour, who was deputy chief strategist for the Romney campaign.