answersLogoWhite

Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
Answered 2010-10-15 01:43:58

The presidential & vice-presidential candidates who receive the greatest number of electoral votes win.

001
๐Ÿ™
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
๐Ÿ˜‚
0
User Avatar

Your Answer

Related Questions


The total number of electoral votes is 538 - 100 (senators) + 435 (representatives) + 3 (for DC). Therefore it is not possible for both candidates to receive 270 votes. That would require a total of 540 electoral votes. A majority is 270 - one more than half of the total number of 538.


Then the U. S. Senate elects the Vice President from between the two candidates with the most electoral votes, as they did in the election of 1836.


Candidates concentrate on what are known as swing states. These are states that polls indicate are close to even as to which candidate they will vote for, The concentration is most intense in swing states with a large number of electoral votes.


There were 261 electoral votes in the 1824 presidential election.


The number of presidential electors in the electoral college that a State is allocated is equal to the number of its Representatives plus the number of its Senators.


if nobody received a majority of the electoral vote, the House of Representatives chooses the president from the three with the greatest number of electoral votes in a special election in which each state's representatives cast one vote for their state.



Maryland continues to have 10 electoral votes, which is what it had in the 2008 presidential election and again in 2012.


The winner must receive more than half of the electoral votes. If a third party candidate receives any substantial number of votes, it makes it harder for one of the other candidates to get the majority.


Virginia currently has 13 electoral votes, and will have that number in the 2012, 2016, and 2020 Presidential elections. This is the same number the state had in 2008.


The popular vote is the number of individuals who voted for a candidate.The electoral vote refers to the 538 representatives in the electoral college that ultimately determine the outcome of a presidential election. The number of electoral representatives in each state depends on population.Rather than directly voting for the president, United States citizens vote for representatives in the electoral college. Electors are technically free to vote for anyone, but tend to votes for candidates their constituency voted for.


The number of electoral votes for each state is equal to the sum of its number of Senators and its number of Representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives. Based on the 2010 Census, the number of Representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona increased from 8 to 9 members in 2012. Therefore, Arizona's electoral votes increase from 10 to 11 beginning with the 2012 presidential election.



Although the number of Electoral Votes a state may have can fluctuate, Arizona received 10 electoral votes in the last presidential election. These votes went in support of Republican Sen. John McCain.


The number of electoral votes for each state is equal to the sum of its number of Senators and its number of Representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives. Based on the 2010 Census, there is 1 member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Alaska. Therefore, Alaska had 3 electoral votes in the 2016 presidential election.


It is possible that a candidate could win the "national" popular vote total but lose the electoral vote total. However, the electoral vote of every state accurately reflects the popular vote within that state. A candidate could win the electoral votes in a large state such as California winning the state by a huge margin. However, the opposing candidate could win the electoral votes in other states because a majority of the voters in those states vote for the opposing candidate.


In most of the states, the candidate who wins a simple plurality of the popular vote wins all of that state's electoral votes. What that number is depends on the number of voters in the state and the number of candidates who receive votes. In Maine and Nebraska, the winner in each Congressional district gets one vote. Again the number needed depends on the number of voters.


The total number of electors in the Electoral College is equal to the number of Representatives and Senators, plus three for the District of Columbia, for a total of 538, distributed among States as equal to the number Representatives and Senators representing each State and the District of Columbia. 270 electoral votes win a Presidential election.


There can not be a tie if the votes are divided between just two candidates since the total number of votes, 537, is an odd number. However, if more than two people receive votes, it is easily possible for a tie to occur.



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. Most states appoint their electors on a winner-take-all basis, based on the statewide popular vote on Election Day. Maine and Nebraska are the only two current exceptions. Maine and Nebraska distribute their electoral votes proportionally, with two at-large electors representing the statewide winning presidential and vice-presidential candidates and one elector each representing the winners from each of their Congressional districts. Therefore it is possible that a candidate could receive only 1 electoral vote from Maine or Nebraska.


During the first three Presidential elections the President and the Vice-President were chosen by the number of electoral votes. The vice-president was chosen by having the second highest number of electoral votes.


Andrew Jackson lost the election of 1824 even though he received the largest number of popular votes and electoral votes. In the 1824 presidential election an individual needed to receive at least 131 electoral votes out of the 261 total electoral votes. Andrew Jackson received 99 electoral votes, John Quincy Adams received 84 electoral votes, William Crawford received 41 electoral votes, and Henry Clay received 37 electoral votes. The popular vote totals were Andrew Jackson 151,271, John Quincy Adams 113,122, Henry Clay 47,531, and William Crawford 40,856. Since no candidate received the required majority of 131 electoral votes, the president was elected by the U.S. House of Representatives in accordance with the Twelfth Amendment of the United States Constitution. John Quincy Adams won the election in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Andrew Jackson lost the election of 1824 even though he received the largest number of popular votes and electoral votes. In the 1824 presidential election an individual needed to receive at least 131 electoral votes out of the 261 total electoral votes. Andrew Jackson received 99 electoral votes, John Quincy Adams received 84 electoral votes, William Crawford received 41 electoral votes, and Henry Clay received 37 electoral votes. The popular vote totals were Andrew Jackson 151,271, John Quincy Adams 113,122, Henry Clay 47,531, and William Crawford 40,856. Since no candidate received the required majority of 131 electoral votes, the president was elected by the U.S. House of Representatives in accordance with the Twelfth Amendment of the United States Constitution. John Quincy Adams won the election in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Andrew Jackson lost the election of 1824 even though he received the largest number of popular votes and electoral votes. In the 1824 presidential election an individual needed to receive at least 131 electoral votes out of the 261 total electoral votes. Andrew Jackson received 99 electoral votes, John Quincy Adams received 84 electoral votes, William Crawford received 41 electoral votes, and Henry Clay received 37 electoral votes. The popular vote totals were Andrew Jackson 151,271, John Quincy Adams 113,122, Henry Clay 47,531, and William Crawford 40,856. Since no candidate received the required majority of 131 electoral votes, the president was elected by the U.S. House of Representatives in accordance with the Twelfth Amendment of the United States Constitution. John Quincy Adams won the election in the U.S. House of Representatives.



Copyright ยฉ 2021 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.