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# How many electors does it take to elect the president?

Updated: 8/18/2023

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14y ago

A Majority(note that this is more than 1/2 of the electors, if someone gets more votes than anyone else(a pluality) but does not get a majority they don't win(this was a big issue in the 19th century))

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14y ago

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5y ago

Electoral votes in the Electoral College determine the President of the United States. 270 electoral votes in the U.S. Electoral College are needed to win the U.S. presidency. 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. Since every state has two senators and at least one representative to the House, every state has at least 3 electoral votes. The District of Columbia gets 3 electoral votes. Therefore, the total number of electoral votes is 538 - 100 (senators) + 435 (representatives) + 3 (for DC). A majority is 270 - one more than half of the total number of 538.

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8y ago

129,0854,000 voted in the last US presidential election.

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9y ago

In the general election of 2012, there were 535 electors. They represent the 435 members of the US House of Representatives and the 100 United States senators.

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12y ago

Obama won with 365 electoral votes ( McCain 173)

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