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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 in the U.S. House of Representatives. Based on the 2010 Census, there are 5 members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut. Therefore, Connecticut has 7 electoral votes.

Kansas currently has 6 electoral votes, and will continue to until at least the 2020 Presidential election. Historically: 1864, 1868 elections - 3 electoral votes 1872, 1876, 1880 elections - 5 electoral votes 1884, 1888 elections - 9 electoral votes 1892, 1896, 1900, 1904, 1908, 1912, 1916, 1920, 1924, 1928 - 10 electoral votes 1932, 1935, 1940 - 9 electoral votes 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960 - 8 electoral votes 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988 - 7 electoral votes 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020 - 6 electoral votes.

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Utah had 5 electoral votes for their 952,370 votes cast in the 2008 presidential election. These 5 electoral votes were cast for John McCain.Utah will increase to 6 electoral votes in the 2012 election.

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270 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. Based on the 2010 Census, Colorado has 9 electoral votes, Kansas has 6 electoral votes, and Washington has 12 electoral votes.

270 electoral votes.

There were 296 electoral votes in 1856.

270 electoral votes are needed to win the U.S. presidency. 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 District of Columbia gets 3 electoral votes. Therefore, the total number of electoral votes is 538 - 100 (senators) + 435 (representatives) + 3 (for DC). A majority is 270 - one more than half of the total number of 538.

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.

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, West Virginia has 5 electoral votes.

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.