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# When did DC get 3 electoral votes?

Updated: 8/20/2023

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13y ago

Under the Twenty-third Amendment to the United States Constitution, Washington, D.C. is allocated as many electors as it would have if it were a state, (but no more electors than the least populous state). Since every state has at least 3 electoral votes, Washington, D.C. is allocated 3 electoral votes.

It is theoretically possible for Washington, D.C. to have more than 3 electoral votes. However, for that to happen the population in Washington, D. C. would have to be greater than the population in each of the U.S. states that have only 1 representative in the U.S. House of Representatives. Based on the size of Washington, D.C., that will not happen.

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The 23rd Amendment to the Constitution gave DC 3 electoral votes, the minimum amount for any state. The 23rd Amendment was passed in 1961.

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In 2008: Barack Obama received 11 electoral votes from Washington, receiving 1,750,848 votes to John McCain's 1,229,216 votes.In 2012: Washington's 12 electoral votes have not yet been allocated. Projections indicate that Obama will likely receive these 12 electoral votes.

### Are Residents of Washington DC are now able to vote for electors for the president?

Yes. DC has 3 electoral votes.

### How do you get 535 electoral votes in the electoral college?

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 U.S. House of Representatives. The District of Columbia gets 3 electoral votes. Therefore, the total number of electoral votes is 538 - 100 (senators) + 435 (representatives) +3 (for DC).

### What non-state has electoral votes?

The non- state with electoral votes is the District of Columbia (DC)

### In the event of a tie in electoral votes 269-269 who will cast the DC electoral votes in congress since DC has no congressmen or senators?

DC gets 3 votes, and would be included in the 269 tie. In case of a tie, the senate votes for the VP, and the house would vote for the Prez. Yes, this does me we could end up with Obama Pailn

### How many electoral votes in the state of Washington?

Washington DC gets 3 electoral votes.D.C. gets THREE electoral votes as if it were a state, but will never get more than the least populous state.Source: The Constitution of the United States, Amendment XXIII

### What Electoral votes are given to states based on?

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 U.S. House of Representatives. The District of Columbia gets 3 electoral votes. Therefore, the total number of electoral votes is 538 - 100 (senators) + 435 (representatives) +3 (for DC).

### What is the total number of electoral votes now?

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 U.S. House of Representatives. The District of Columbia gets 3 electoral votes. Therefore, the total number of electoral votes is 538 - 100 (senators) + 435 (representatives) +3 (for DC).

### How many electoral votes did Hillary Clinton get from DC?

Hillary Clinton received 8 of 12 electoral votes, receiving 1,742,718 votes to Donald Trump's 1,221,747 votes, winning Washington. 3 electors instead voted for Colin Powell, and 1 voted for Faith Spotted Eagle.