Kaye Moreno of Fort Worth heads to Austin today for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
She will be one of the 538 Electoral College voters nationwide to travel to their state capitols and cast the final votes – the ones that truly matter – in the 2012 presidential election.
Moreno knows she and the rest of the Texas delegation will be in the minority, giving theirs votes to the Republican presidential slate of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.
But she also knows that she will participate in a historic moment experienced by few others.
“I was hoping that I would be able to go in and cast my vote for an incoming president,” said Moreno, 57. “But it is quite a honor to do this.”
She and 37 other Texans – one from each congressional district and two selected statewide – will gather in the state House chamber at 2 p.m. today to formally give their electoral votes to Romney, who handily claimed a majority in this state.
After the votes have been cast in Texas and all the other states, all the ballots will be sent to Vice President Joe Biden, who will read them to both houses of Congress on Jan. 6, unless Congress changes the date.