Kasich must play last minute role with elector


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) is being brought into Ohio’s Electoral College process to participate in the replacement of an elector who resigned at the last minute.

The one-time challenger to Republican President-elect Donald Trump needs to be present as Ohio’s electors meet to vote Monday so that he can observe the replacement process.

State Rep. Christina Hagan is being replaced by Rob Scott, who helped run Trump’s Ohio campaign.

Hagan resigned her spot over the weekend after a legal challenge.

Scott and other Republican electors tell The Associated Press they’ve heard of no plans to vote for anyone but Trump.

About 100 protesters marched around the Statehouse as electors entered. They shouted and carried signs.