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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.

Q: When did DC get 3 electoral votes?

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

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

270 electoral votes in the Electoral College 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.

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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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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.

Yes. DC has 3 electoral votes.

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).

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

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

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

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).

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).

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.

Hillary Clinton received 282,830 votes to Donald Trump's 12,723 votes, winning the District of Columbia's 3 electoral votes.

Donald Trump received 12,723 votes to Hillary Clinton's 282,830 votes, losing the District of Columbia's 3 electoral votes.

Electoral votes in the Electoral College determine the President of the United States. Every state and DC are awarded a certain number of electoral votes with which to elect the 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 states choose as many electors as it has electoral votes and these electors elect the president. The electors are elected by popular vote in each state and each candidate for elector swears in advance whom he will vote for. 270 electoral votes in the Electoral College are needed to win the U.S. presidency. 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 in the Electoral College is 538 - 100 (senators) + 435 (representatives) + 3 (for DC). A majority is 270 - one more than half of the total number of 538.