BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ There is one more official step to take in the presidential election in North Dakota.
The state's three Republican presidential electors are to meet Monday at the Capitol to officially cast their Electoral College votes for Mitt Romney.
North Dakota's electors are Layton Freborg of Underwood, Mary Lee of Bismarck and David Nething of Jamestown.
The president is technically elected by the Electoral College. When North Dakotans vote for president, they're voting for a group of three electors who support the candidate.
Romney defeated President Barack Obama in North Dakota in the November election. Only three Democratic presidential candidates have carried North Dakota since statehood. The last one was Lyndon Johnson in 1964.