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Bill Clinton won in 1996 with 379 electoral votes against Bob Dole. He also won in 1992 with 370 against George H Bush. David Craig (Scrumpcha)

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Q: When is the last time a elected president got over 300 electoral votes?
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How many elected votes does it take to win the election for president of the US?

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.


Does the electoral college have the last word on who gets to be the next president of the US of America?

Yes. According to the population of a state, that state gets a number of votes. The votes are never splited so whoever candidate got majority in a state gets all the votes from that state. The electoral college is supposed to vote based on that.


Is the president elected directly by popular vote?

No. The popular vote for each state determines the ELECTORAL COLLEGE votes, which add up to declare the winner. In this way, if a candidate wins the top states, but not the popular vote, he/she will still become president.


Who was the last US President elected by all male voters?

Woodrow Wilson was the last president elected before 1920 when the women s suffrage amendment was ratified. However, some states, such as Utah allowed women to vote in 1896. which would make Grover Cleveland in 1892 the last to get no votes from women.


How many electoral votes does the state of AZ have?

Although the number of Electoral Votes a state may have can fluctuate, Arizona received 10 electoral votes in the last presidential election. These votes went in support of Republican Sen. John McCain.

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Who was the last president elected by the house of rep?

the president is not elected by the house of representatives. He is elected by the continental congress.


How manny electoral votes must a president have before elected?

I believe the magic number would be 270 from what I remember last year from my U.S. History H class.


How does the president elect the president officially?

I'm not sure if this will answer your question: A political candidate who has been elected president is called the president elect or incoming president. He can officially take office after being sworn in. This is called the inauguration which is Janurary 20th. Until then it is still occupied by the current outgoing president.


Who was last president to to win the popular vote but lose the election?

You mean the last presidential candidate? If he was president that means he won.:) The last candidate to win the popular vote but lose the election was Al Gore, who lost to George W. Bush in 2000. The other 3 were Grover Cleveland, who lost to Benjamin Harrison, Samuel J. Tilden, who lost to Rutherford B. Hayes, and Andrew Jackson, who lost to John Quincy Adams.


How many elected votes does it take to win the election for president of the US?

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.


Has Louisiana gained or lost electoral votes in the last 25 years?

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.


How many electoral votes did Minnesota have last presidential election?

Minnesota had 10 electoral votes in 2012.


How many electoral votes did Colorado have last presidential election?

9 votes


Have the electoral college already voted?

The electoral college is the method stipulated in Article II, Section I of the constitution for election of the president and vice president. Originally each state chose electors equal in number to the representatives and senators. They voted for 2 candidates each at least one of whom had to be from another state.. The person getting the most votes became president and the runner up vice president. If no one got the majority the House was to choose the president and vice president from the three leading candidates. Modern critics note that it has several dangerous flaws. For example a president can be elected with a majority of electoral votes even though his opponent has won the majority of popular votes. Now, that I have given a history of what this is I can answer your question. The last time the electoral college voted was after the election in 2008. It will vote again when the results of the next election are finished in 20012. Today the man/woman who gets the popular vote in each state the electoral college votes for that state goes to the candidate who got the most votes.


Did California have a change in electoral votes in 2008?

The last time the number of California's electoral votes changed was between 2000 and 2004.


How many electoral votes did Wisconsin have in the last presidential election?

Wisconsin had 10 electoral votes in the 2008 Presidential election. They will also have 10 electoral votes in the 2012, 2016, and 2020 Presidential elections


Was George W. Bush the last president to win the electoral college vote?

As of September 2012, the last president to win the electoral college vote is Barack Obama.2008 U. S. Presidential / Vice Presidential Election Results:365 votes: Barack Obama / Joe Biden173 votes: John McCain / Sarah Palin