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Answered 2018-01-28 07:29:53

As of 2016 the winning candidate has to receive 270 of electoral votes to become President.

This number is one more than 1/2 of the total of 538votes and so is the majority of the votes.

270 electoral votes are required. There are 538 members of the electoral college and you need a majority to win outright. There are scenarios for a 269-269 split and how to break the tie.

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Answered 2015-05-18 23:11:15

A candidate needs votes from more than half of the appointed electors to win. Since 1964 the minimum number of votes required has been 270.

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