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# What is the criterion for the number of votes each state has to give to their candidates?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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A State's electoral votes are equal to its combined number of Senators and Representatives. Since every State has two Senators and at least one Representative, this number can never be less than three. The District of Columbia is entitled (23rd Amdt) to "The number of electors which it would have if it were a State, but in no event more than the least populous State", ie three.

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