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# How do they determine how many electoral votes each candidate will get?

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Each elector gets one vote and the votes are counted and tallied.

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The states choose as many "electors" as it has electoral votes and these electors elect the president. The electors are elected by popular vote in each state and each candidate for elector swears in advance whom he will vote for. The electors vote their electoral votes in the Electoral College.

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