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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 number of representative in the U.S. House of Representatives is fixed at 435. Every 10 years the U.S. Census Bureau takes a census of the population in each state. The 435 representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives is then reapportioned among the 50 states based on the population in each state. The District of Columbia gets 3 electoral votes. Therefore, the total number of electoral votes is fixed at 538 - 100 (senators) + 435 (representatives) + 3 (for DC). The number of electoral votes for individual states may increase or decrease based on the results of the census results.

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The seats in the U.S. House of Representatives are reapportioned once per decade, in every year that ends with a "1." The next apportionment after 2011 will be in 2021. The next presidential and vice presidential election to be affected is the 2024 election. (The number of electors each state has is equal to the total number of Senators and Representatives the state is entitled to in the U.S. Congress.)

Since the census of every ten years determines the house of reps which then adds to the 2 senates, it's every ten years.

every six years the number of electoral votes change for a state.

In 2016, the current number of electoral votes in each state will have changed.

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VA has 13 electoral votes. The 2010 census did not change that number.

Alaska has 3 electoral votes. The number of electoral votes can change over time as the population of the state changes.

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The number of electoral votes for each state is equal to the sum of its number of Senators and its number of Representatives. Based on the 2010 Census, Colorado has 9 electoral votes, Kansas has 6 electoral votes, and Washington has 12 electoral votes.

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There were 296 electoral votes in 1856.

In the Election of 2012, the state with the largest number of electoral college votes will be California, with 55 electoral votes.

Andrew Jackson, with 99 electoral votes.

Electoral votes are based on population. Each state gets the same number of electoral votes as the number of Congressmen in the House of Representatives. Idaho, with a small population has two Congressmen and hence, two electoral votes.

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 are 5 members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Oklahoma. Therefore, Oklahoma has 7 electoral votes.