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A presidential candidate currently needs 270 electoral votes to win the election and become President of the United States of America.

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The Vice President doesn't need to get any votes. They are chosen by the Presidential candidates, and if that Presidential candidate gets enough votes to win, their VP choice is elected with them.


A candidate needs to secure a majority of the electoral votes to be president, according to the 12th Amendment. Since 1964, there have been 538 electoral votes. A candidate must secure 270.


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


Traditionally it is thought to be half plus one vote, a Majority. The truth is in most elections that the candidate with the most votes wins.


He needed 77 votes of the 115 votes available to be elected as pope.


if you mean electoral, then 270 votes out of 538 total.


A candidate does not need half of the popular votes, or even a majority of the popular votes, to be elected President or Vice President. The votes of the public are only used by each state as the method for determining for which candidates that state's electors will vote.


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.


To be declared the winner, a candidate needs at least 270 electoral college votes.


Out of a total of 538 electoral votes, 270 (the majority) are needed to win.


To be elected by the electoral college, a presidential or vice presidential candidate must receive more than half of all electoral votes cast (he/she must have at least 270 votes). The popular vote is not for electing the President and Vice President; it is for appointing the electors who do so.


No the next president is decided by the amount of electoral votes the candidate gets. They need to have so many electoral votes to win the elections.


besides popular vote what else does a candidate need to win the election


There are 538 electoral votes . One more than half is 270. Electoral votes are based on the number of Congressmen, 435 representatives + 100 senators + 3 votes for DC = 538.


A Cardinal must receive 2/3 majority to be elected Pontiff. The Conclave beginning on 12 March 2013 consists of 115 electors of which 77 votes are needed for election.


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.


Candidates need a majority of electoral votes to be elected. Because most states* award all of their electoral votes to the top candidate in that state, candidates do not need to win the national popular vote to win a majority of electoral votes. The result is that winning a few large population states (called swing states), even by a tiny margin, can guarantee election to the presidency. In 1876, 1888, and 2000, the winning candidate did not get the most popular votes nationwide.


Vice presidents are not elected, they are picked by the presidential candidate. They have to have the same credentials as presidents; Must be 35, born a U.S. citizen.... blah...blah According to the 12th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution, he/she must receive votes from more than half of the appointed electors. In the vice-presidential elections of 1964 through 2012, the minimum number of votes required was 270 (538 electors were appointed per election, half of which is 269).


If no candidate receives a majority of electoral votes, the Twelfth Amendment of the United States Constitution provides that the U.S. House of Representatives will select the president, with each of the fifty state delegations casting one vote, and the U.S. Senate will select the vice-president. If the election is decided by the U.S. House of Representative, a candidate must receive votes from at least 26 of the 50 state delegations to be elected President of the United States.


Which area of England are you referring to? You need to say which one!!


Because senators comes from not one but on many regions. If they are not elected by region, they will surely cannot get votes. Voting by region is a sure win for them and makes them in power.


It is the majority of the electoral votes currently available, which is 538. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electoral_College_(United_States)


Each state gets electoral votes equal to the number of members of the House of Representatives from that state plus the number of Senators from that state. Currently there are 435 members of the house and 100 members of the senate and the District of Columbia gets 3 electoral votes. 435+100+3=538. In order to be elected President of the United States a candidate need a majority of the electoral votes so 538 divided by two is 269 and in order to get a majority he would need at least one vote over half or 270 votes.


In order to win the electoral votes of a particular state, or the vote of a particular congressional district in Maine and Nebraska, a candidate needs only a simple majority of popular votes. That can be any percentage as long as it is more than any other candidate. In order to win a U. S. Presidential Election, a candidate must receive more than 50% of the electoral votes.



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