The Electoral College consists of 538 electors.
A majority of 270 electoral votes is required to elect the President.
Your state’s entitled allotment of electors equals the number of members in its Congressional delegation: one for each member in the House of Representatives plus two for your Senators.
Why California has the most electoral votes?
There are a total of 538 electoral votes, and the number of votes each state receives is proportional to its size — the bigger the state’s population the more “votes” it gets. For California, this means we get 55 votes (2 senators and 53 members of the House of Representatives) — the most of any state.
How many votes did Trump get in California?
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How many Electoral College votes does each state get?
In all, there are 538 electoral votes and the number given to each state reflects the sum of the representatives and senators it sends to Congress.
How does my vote count if electoral votes decided?
Your vote doesn’t count directly in the Presidential election. The Presidential election is an indirect election where 538 electors (allotted to states based on population) officially elect the President by getting a 270 electoral vote majority. Most states use a “winner-takes-all” process based on the popular vote.
How many electoral votes did Trump get?
Ultimately, Trump received 304 electoral votes and Clinton garnered 227, as two faithless electors defected from Trump and five defected from Clinton. Trump is the fifth person in U.S. history to become president while losing the nationwide popular vote.
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