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. More »

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 elect... More »

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 ... More »

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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. Representa... More »

Generally, members of the Electoral College cast all of the votes for the presidential candidate that receives the most votes in their respective states. There are a few states, however, that permit electoral votes to be... More »

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The Electoral College is a process that creates a buffer between a president's election through Congress and the vote of the American people. It was established by the nation's Founding Fathers. More »

The National Bonus Plan maintains the Electoral College voting system but adds 102 bonus electoral votes to the existing 538 votes. It awards all the bonus votes to the winner of the popular vote. More »