Inauguration day is quickly approaching and New York State’s electors are set to meet next week to cast their ballots for the Electoral College.

Even though Donald Trump and his supporters have not accepted the will of the people, and Trump will not concede defeat, states all over the nation are certifying President-Elect Joe Biden as the President of the United States.

According to News 10, Albany mayor, Kathy Sheehan is one of New York’s electors who must cast her vote this year and she says that she is set to do her part. She said that she met with the Senate chamber last week and plans are being made to follow COVID-19 protocol to hold the meeting in person. She says that it’s important that the meeting take place in person.

Mayor Sheehan said, “I’m really looking forward to doing it this year; it’s really an honor and a privilege to be part of this process. It’s a process but I know we are still continuing to talk about and debate in this country as to whether the Electoral College has really sort of served out its useful life and that we should be looking at a popular vote, but for now, this is what constitutionally required, and I will uphold my constitutional obligation and cast my vote.”

Electors are scheduled to meet on Monday for the vote. Some of the other New York electors include Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

After the electoral vote on Monday, we will be one step closer to inaugurating our 46th president, Joseph Biden.

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