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How is the number of electoral votes determined for each state?


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January 26, 2018 5:17PM

Electoral votes in the Electoral College determine the President of the United States. Every state and DC are awarded a certain number of electoral votes with which to elect the President. Each state has electoral votes equal to the total of the 2 representative the state has in the U.S. Senate plus the number of representative the state has in the House of Representatives.

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November 11, 2016 7:00PM

The number of electors for each state is the same as the total number of representatives and senators that state has. Every state has two senators and the number of representatives is determined by population with a minimum of one.