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A Presidential candidate must obtain 270 Electoral Votes (the vote cast in the electoral college of the U.S. by the representatives of each state in a presidential election) to be elected President of the United States.

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What type of votes actually elect the president-?

Electoral votes are the type of votes that actual elect the president.


Who votes the president and vice president into office?

Electoral votes in the Electoral College determine the President and Vice President of the United States. Every state and DC are awarded a certain number of electoral votes with which to elect the President and Vice President. 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. The electors in each state are elected in the presidential election and swear in advance to vote for the presidential candidate who wins the election in their state.


How many electoral votes do you have to win to become president?

270 votes from the electoral college are required to become president.


Soul power of the house of representative?

Impeach, money bills start here, and can pick president if no canidate gets at least 270 electoral votes


Which president had the second most electoral votes in history?

In the 1984 election Ronal Regan received 525 (97.58%) of the 538 electoral votes. In the 1936 election Franklin D. Roosevelt received 523 (98.49%) of the 531 electoral votes. In the 1972 election Richard Nixon received 520 (96.65%) of the 538 electoral votes. In the 1820 election James Monroe was unopposed and received 231 (99.57%) of the 232 electoral votes. George Washington received 100% of the electoral votes and was unanimously elected President in 1789 and 1792.

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When has a president been elected with electoral votes and not popular votes?

president Bush


The president is chosen by an?

The president is elected by the electoral college. Two hundred seventy electoral votes are needed to get elected.


How the president get elected?

by popular and electoral college votes.


What president is elected through the electoral?

Electoral votes in the U.S. Electoral College determine the President of the United States.


How many electoral votes does a canidate need to receive to win the presidency in the electoral college?

270


If no canidate for the presidency wins a simple majority of the total number of electoral votes what body has the power to choose the president?

House of Representatives


Does the president win by electoral college or the popular vote?

Presidents are elected by electoral votes.


If the candidates for President have no majority of the electoral votes, the President is elected by ___________.?

the House of Representatives


Who was the president who recived all of the votes from the electoral college?

George Washington received 100% of the electoral votes and was unanimously elected President in 1789 and 1792.


How do electoral votes determined the president?

The candidate who receives the most electoral votes wins the presidency. It is possible to lose the popular vote but win the electoral vote to be elected president.


Is the president elected on electoral votes only?

No, the president is not elected solely on electoral votes. Electoral votes play a significant role in determining the outcome of the presidential election in the United States. However, the president is ultimately elected by the Electoral College, which is made up of electors who are chosen based on the popular vote in each state.


What president received 100 percent votes from the electoral college?

George Washington received 100% of the electoral votes and was unanimously elected President in 1789 and 1792.