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 »

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 electora... More »

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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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. More »

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 »