The number of senators each state has and the number of representatives each state has determine the amount of electoral votes each state is granted. Each state has two senators. The number of representatives each state has depends on its population. The 23rd Amendment of the Constitution gave Washi
As of 2014, a candidate needs 270 out of 538 total electoral votes to win the election. A candidate must receive more than half the votes in the Electoral College in order to become president.
As of 2012, the state of California was responsible for 55 electoral votes, the highest of any state. This total is set to remain the same through the 2020 election.
The Electoral College is a process established for the purpose of electing U.S. presidents in which each state and the District of Columbia have a certain number of electoral votes, based on the number of U.S. Representatives and Senators from the state. Electors are chosen from each state and cast
The number of electors each state has is equal to the number of representatives it has in Congress — both the Senate and the House of Representatives combined. The least possible number of electors from any given state is three, one for each of the two senators and one for a single representative.
The primary difference between the popular vote and the electoral college is that one represents the actual votes received by a candidate and the other represents the votes cast by a state. How a state casts its electoral votes is directly influenced by the popular vote.
As of 2014, the number of electoral votes in the U.S. Electoral College is 538. Candidates elected president must win a majority, or at least 270 votes.
Electoral votes are divided among the states according to each state's population. States with a greater population receive more electoral votes. As of 2014, California has 55 votes, which is the greatest number of electoral votes of all states.
As of 2014, Illinois has 20 votes in the United States Electoral College. This is based on the census of 2010 and represents a decrease of 1 vote from the previous census. Illinois was confirmed to have 20 votes for the 2016 and 2020 elections based on this census.
As of 2014, a presidential candidate needs 270 electoral votes, a majority, in order to win. If none of the candidates win a majority of the electoral votes, the 12th amendment to the Constitution allows presidential election by the House of Representatives with each state delegation receiving one v