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If no president candidate receive a majority of electoral votes the president is elected by?

If no president candidate receive a majority of electoral votes, the president is elected by the House of Representatives. Each state is allowed one vote.


What is the winner takes all system in determining which candidate gets a state's electoral votes?

The winner take all system means that all of electoral votes from a state go to the candidate who receives the majority of votes. It also means that electoral votes are not proportionally distributed, meaning that if a candidate gets 51% of citizens votes they receive 100% of the electoral votes.


What candidate should get the electoral vote from Texas?

McCain will receive all 34 Electoral College Votes. Texas is a winner take all State.


How is the Electoral College a winner-take all system?

In each state (except Maine and Nebraska), the winner of that state takes all of that state's electoral votes. For example, Ohio has 18 Electoral Votes. If the Republican candidate would win a mere 51% of all the people's votes, then all 18 of the state's electoral votes would be given to the Republican candidate. This can result in a President being elected who did not actually receive as many votes as another candidate. It is theoretically possible for the a candidate to win by just one vote in the 11 largest states and get no votes at all in the other 39 states and DC and still win the election.


How many electoral votes does a candidate need to receive to win the presidency in the electoral colldge?

A candidate needs 270 electoral votes to win the presidency. However, if neither candidate reaches this threshold, the election is thrown to the House of Representatives and they vote (1 vote per state) to decide who becomes president.


Does congress elect the president of the US?

No. Each state has so many electoral college votes based on population. So the winning candidate of state will receive X amount of electoral votes.


What do the numbers represent in the electoral college?

The numbers are the amount of votes a state has in the electoral college. A candidate must receive more than half of electoral votes in order to become president. In 2012, this means they must receive 270 electoral votes in order to become president.


What is proportional plan?

each presidential candidate would receive the same share of a state's electoral vote as he or she received in the state popular vote


How does a presidential candidate win the presidential election?

People vote for a candidate. Each state has a given number of electoral votes. Win the state, get the votes from that state. Get more votes than your opponent, and you have been elected.


How are votes counted in Washington state to decide which candidate gets the electoral votes?

By majority, if the candidate has most of Iowa's electoral votes lets say 21-20 then that candidate that had 21 got all the 41 electoral votes for that state.


One vote per state?

When no candidate gets a majority of the electoral college vote in a presidential election, it goes to the House of Representatives. In this "sudden death runoff", each state gets one vote.This could only happen if a third-party candidate were to receive some electoral college votes, or if a "faithless elector" were to decline to vote for their pledged candidate.


How many elector's votes required to select president?

A candidate has to receive 270 electoral votes in order to become President of the United States. California is the state with the most electoral votes.


What is an Electoral Map?

An electoral map is a map of the 50 states of the United States which shows: 1. the number of electoral votes each state has 2. an estimate of how each state is expected to vote for president. Except for Maine and Nebraska, in each state the winner of the popular vote gets all of that state's electoral votes. By estimating which candidate is expected to win the popular vote in each state, it is possible to make an educated guess as to how many electoral votes each candidate will get. From estimating the total each candidate will get it is possible to estimate who will receive the 270 electoral votes needed to be elected president and make an educated guess as to who will be elected president.


What are us electoral votes?

Electoral votes in the US are the popular vote for each state combined into an electoral. Example - 50,000 people vote for a candidate in one state. 60,000 vote for the other candidate in the same state. The candidate with 60,000 voted in that states gets the electoral vote. Note. A state can have more electoral votes depending on population.


How can candidates receive more votes in the popular vote but lose the election?

It is possible that a candidate could win the "national" popular vote total but lose the electoral vote total. However, the electoral vote of every state accurately reflects the popular vote within that state. A candidate could win the electoral votes in a large state such as California winning the state by a huge margin. However, the opposing candidate could win the electoral votes in other states because a majority of the voters in those states vote for the opposing candidate.


How can presidential candidates receive the largest number of popular votes but can lose the election?

It is possible that a candidate could win the "national" popular vote total but lose the electoral vote total. However, the electoral vote of every state accurately reflects the popular vote within that state. A candidate could win the electoral votes in a large state such as California winning the state by a huge margin. However, the opposing candidate could win the electoral votes in other states because a majority of the voters in those states vote for the opposing candidate.


When does a presidential candidate receive a states electoral votes?

The electors meet in the state capital and vote. The secretary of state certifies their ballots and sends them to the president of the US senate.


How many electoral votes does the home state of the democratic candidate have?

Since the 2008 Democratic Presidential candidate, Barack Obama, is from Illinois, his state has 21 electoral votes.


How is it possible for the electoral vote to produce a different result from the popular vote?

That happens because the electoral votes are not given in the same proportions as the popular votes received. Virtually every state uses the "winner-takes-all" method of appointing electors. If, for example, 48% of a state's popular votes are cast in favor of Candidate A, 47% support Candidate B, and 5% support Candidate C, Candidate A gets 100% of that state's electoral votes and Candidates B & C don't get any.The Electoral College casts the electoral votes. It is comprised of representatives of each state. While the popular vote is held to have an impact on the Electoral College's decisions on who to vote for, it is not illegal for the Electoral College to vote another way. In addition, not every state has the same amount of electoral votes. It is possible for more people total to vote for a president, but since they are so spread throughout the states, the Electoral Votes may end in another way.


If a candidate claims 80 percent of the popular vote in a state then how many electoral votes will heshe receive?

It depends on the state. Most have a winner-take-all approach, where whoever wins gets all the electoral votes. A few states can split their electoral votes, depending on who wins in each district.


How many electoral votes did Mitt Romney receive in Tennessee in 2012?

The answer is 11. When a state decides which candidate it wants, the runner receives all the electoral votes that state owns. Though say, if 5 out of the 11 electoral representatives voted for Obama and 6 for Romney, the majority wins, and all electoral points go towards who won the majority.


What does winner takes all mean in the terms of electoral votes?

The person who gets a simple majority of the votes takes all the electoral votes for that state. Electoral votes are not distributed on the basis of what percentage each candidate received. If you receive 50.6 you take them all


What determines how the electorals vote?

Each state gets there own set number of electoral votes. If a candidate wins in that state, they get the electoral votes of that state.


Why does the Public Vote if only the electoral votes count?

The public votes to select who the Electoral delegates will vote for. In most states, state law dictates that the Electoral delegates must vote for the candidate who won their state's election. At least one state awards Electoral votes to the candidate who wins each Congressional district.


How does each state elect who is to vote for president and vice-president?

The candidate who receives the most votes in your state wins all of that states electoral votes. Larger states such as California and Florida have much more electoral votes and then receive added attention from canidates. In order to win the election, the candidate must receive 270 electoral votes out of 538. Written by Luzsanty Torres If you want to see my website, go to www.freewebs.com/glam-spot Thank you.