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39 states plus D.C. could be won by the loser if he won only the smallest 39 states. Winning the largest 11 states gives the required majority.

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11 is the least number of states to win an election (thus a candidate could loose with 39 states). 40 states guarantees victory, no matter what the combination of states. If a candidate loses all of the ten largest states, then 40 states would be needed to win.


In the US, the loser could win 39 states plus DC and still lose if he lost all of the 11 largest states.


what happens if a candidate does not receive a majority in the primary election


39 states including the District of Columbia. If you add 39 states with few electoral vote number, it will add up to be fewer than 270, which is the goal.



At election time you can vote for any candidate you choose. The primary is about picking a party's candidate, not electing an official.


Republican Party candidate John Fremont won 11 northern states in the 1856 presidential election.


The election committee sends leaders to states to campaign for their party's candidate.


In the United States there was a presidential election in 1904. The winning candidate for president was Theodore Roosevelt.


The larger states have more electoral votes and so have a much greater influence on the outcome of the election. In fact, winning just the eleven states with the largest population is all that is needed to win the election. Moreover, a candidate can reach a huge number of voters without much travel time or expense if he stays in the large states.


Some states require an actual majority of the votes to win, while others will elect based on the largest plurality. In the states that require a majority to win, the top two candidates will face a runoff election generally about a month later.


No. Democratic Party candidate James Buchanan won the 1856 presidential election. Buchanan won 19 states including all of the southern states. The southern states seceded after Republican Party candidate Abraham Lincoln won the 1860 presidential election.


If the candidate wins the most votes he becomes the president of the United States.


A U. S. Presidential candidate can carry 39 states plus D.C. and lose the election if his/her opponent carries California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas.


Andrew Jackson was the leader in the Western states in 1824.



These are called primaries or primary elections. Not all states have them.


If a candidate does not win any of the 10 largest states, he would have to win the 40 other states plus DC in order to be elected, so I suppose 40 is the answer to a rather strange question.


A candidate can win with only eleven states, but only if they are the eleven with the most electoral votes, California, Texas, New York, Florida, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Georgia, North Carolina and New Jersey.


282 states switched parties (to Democrats) in the 1932 presidential election with only 374 remaining loyal to the Republican candidate.


What matters is the number of electoral votes. The election is a math problem because if those 8 states are low in electoral votes it doesn't matter very much. As long as the magic number of 270 electoral votes is reached in a combination of states those 8 could not even count.



IN 1856, James Buchanan ran for the Democrats and he won the election to become the 15th President of the United States.


No. They seceded after Republican Party candidate Abraham Lincoln won the 1860 presidential election.


The 1808 US Presidential Election was contested between Democratic-Republican candidate James Madison, and Federalist candidate Charles Cotesworth Pinckney. Madison won the election with 122 electoral votes to Pinckney's 47.



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