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How does Minnesota decide how many electoral votes each candidate will get?


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2013-05-17 12:07:38
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Like most states, Minnesota gives 100% of its electoral votes to the winner of the popular vote in the state.

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President Reagan and Vice President Bush in 1984: 525 electoral votes (out of 538) Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro got 10 votes from Mondale's home state of Minnesota and 3 votes from D.C., which has never cast a vote for a Presidential candidate who wasn't of the Democratic Party.

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