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The United States the House of Representatives has a total of 435 members which is based on the population of each state, the more people that live in a state the more members in the House of Representatives that state will have. In the Senate there are 100 Senators, 2 from each state. When we add these two numbers up it gets us to 535. Washington, D. C. is given 3 electoral votes as well. Add those 3 electoral votes to the 535 and we wind up with a total of 538 electoral votes. 269 votes is half, and 270 electoral votes is the majority and is what is needed to win the election.

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What is the ratio of electoral votes in Texas compared to all the states in the US in the 2008 election?

Texas has 34 of the 538 Electoral Votes in the Electoral College.

The major function of the electoral college is?

The smaller a state is the more beneficial the electoral college is. The number of electoral votes a state is given is the number of senators (2 for each state) and the number of representatives in the House (minimum of one). Because of this each state is given at leaste 3 votes even if they only had a population of 10 people. The ratio of votes to residents in a state like Rhode Island is much higher than the ratio of electoral votes to residents in a state like California. Because the ratio of electoral votes to people ratio is higher in Rhode Island each citizen of Rhode Island's vote counts for more than that of a Californian. The system was enacted when communication was poor and it was easier to pick a winner in each state then combine the electoral votes than it was to carry the number of votes between states and add it all up at the end.

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How many states can a candidate win and still lose the election?

When referring to the Electoral College and Presidential elections, a candidate can win by taking: California (55 electoral votes) Texas (28 electoral votes) Florida (29 electoral votes) New York (29 electoral votes) Illinois (20 electoral votes) Pennsylvania (20 electoral votes) Ohio (18 electoral votes) Georgia (16 electoral votes) Michigan (16 electoral votes) New Jersey (15 electoral votes) Virginia (14 electoral votes) - a total of 11 states for 270 electoral votes which means a candidate can lose the other 39 states and District of Columbia and still win the election.

Which state has more electoral votes Kansas or Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania currently has more electoral votes with 20 electoral votes to Kansas' 6 electoral votes.

How many electoral votes does have Alabama have?

Alabama has 9 electoral votes.

What is the number of electoral votes?

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

Did John McCain or Barack Obama get more electoral votes?

Barack Obama received more electoral votes, receiving 365 electoral votes to John McCain's 173 electoral votes (out of a total of 538), a difference of 192 electoral votes

Where there any states where the votes split?

Electoral votes split based on vote-ratio in Maine and Nebraska. The other 48 states have an all-or-nothing policy.

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Louisiana had 10 electoral votes 1912-1988, 9 electoral votes 1992-2008, and 8 electoral votes 2012-2020. The 2024 electoral votes will be based on the results of the 2020 U.S. Census.

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Delaware has 3 electoral votes.