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Each state gets a number of eletoral votes equal to the number of US Representatives plus senators. For example: California has 53 reps and 2 senators so they get 55 electoral votes. The District of Columbia gets a number of electoral votes equal to the state w/ the lowest # of electoral votes, which currently stands at 3, despite not having any senators or members of the House of Representatives. After each census (every 10 years), these numbers are reviewed and ammended, as necessary.

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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 number of representative in the U.S. House of Representatives is fixed at 435. Every 10 years the U.S. Census Bureau takes a census of the population in each state. The 435 representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives is then reapportioned among the 50 states based on the population in each state. The District of Columbia gets 3 electoral votes. Therefore, the total number of electoral votes in the Electoral College is fixed at 538 - 100 (senators) + 435 (representatives) + 3 (for DC). The number of electoral votes for individual states may increase or decrease each 10 years based on the results of the updated census results.

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Each state is apportioned a number of representatives based on state population. Population is determined every 10 years with a census. In conjunction with state representatives, each state is given 2 senators to represent them in congress. The number of representatives plus the number of senators equals the number of electorial votes each state is given.

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"Popular Vote" is the majority of a state's vote. If a candidate for president with the most popular votes in a state gets all of that state's electorial votes. An Example: More than half of Nevada's vote goes to candidate B than A, then Candidate B gets the electorial vote for Nevada which is five.

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99 in 1824, 178 in 1828 and 219 in 1832.

It is determined by the number of representatives the state has plus two senate members.