Question by  tiancup (18)

How many electoral votes are there by state?

How do they determine the numbers?


Answer by  JDBIII (222)

The electoral votes for each state are determined by the state's population. The higher the state's population, the more electoral votes they have. Quite different than the "popular vote."


Answer by  danr (93)

The number of electoral votes by state is determined by the population and varies from state to state. There are currently 538 electors and the number corresponds to the current number of members of both houses of congress. Each state has as many electors as US Representatives and an additional 2 for the senators totaling 538.

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