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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.

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.

The United States requires 270 electoral votes for a candidate to win the presidency. Since there are a total of 538 votes available, a candidate can lose with 268 votes.

The total number of electoral votes in the Electoral College is 538. It is determined by three parts, according to the Constitution Article II, Section 1, amended by the Twenty-third Amendment. The first number is the 435 in the US House of Representatives. The second number is the 100 in the US Senate. Third number is the three electoral college votes given Washington, D.C. by the Twenty-Third Amendment. The power to elect a president changes every ten years by the decennial census. The census is based on population, literally the people, and it changes power in the states as they change over time. The US Census of Population is not a count of citizenship, voting, history or militias. It is used to reapportion the number of each state delegation in the US House of Representatives, so at the same time, it changes the power to elect the President.

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There were 296 electoral votes in 1856.

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 total number of electoral votes in the U.S. Electoral College is 538. 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.

The number of electoral votes a state receives is determined by the number of representatives it has in the House of Representatives (which is based on population) plus its two senators. Each state has a minimum of three electoral votes, regardless of population. The total number of electoral votes is 538, with a majority of 270 needed to win the presidency.

The District of Columbia does not have a voting congressional delegation. However, under the 23rd amendment, the District is entitled to the same number of electoral votes as the state with the least number of electoral votes in presidential elections. Since the states with the least number of votes have three votes, the Washington D.C. is entitled to three electoral votes, so there are 538 total votes even though there are only 535 congresspeople.

The maximum number of electoral votes that a presidential candidate could receive is 538. 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).

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).

The minimum number of electoral votes needed to win the presidency is 270 out of a total of 538 electoral votes. This is because the United States uses an electoral college system, where each state is assigned a certain number of electors based on their population, and a candidate must secure a majority (50% plus one) of the electoral votes to become the president. The number of electoral votes per state is determined by the total number of representatives and senators each state has in Congress.

Electoral votes in the Electoral College determine the President of the United States. 270 electoral votes in the Electoral College are needed to win the U.S. presidency. 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. It is possible that a candidate could win the "national" popular vote total but lose the electoral vote total. However, the electoral vote of every state accurately reflects the popular vote within that state. A candidate could win the electoral votes in a large state such as California winning the state by a huge margin. However, the opposing candidate could win the electoral votes in other states because a majority of the voters in those states vote for the opposing candidate.

270 electoral votes