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

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270

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A candidate needs 270 electoral votes to win the Presidency of the United States.

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In the 1824 presidential election an individual needed to receive at least 131 electoral votes out of the 261 total electoral votes to win the presidency. Andrew Jackson received 99 electoral votes. He needed 32 more electoral votes to win the U.S. presidency.



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