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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.

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There is no overall maximum number of terms that someone can be President of the USA, but there is a limit of two consecutive terms. It is possible that someone could serve two terms, sit out a term, then serve two more terms.

Representaives in the United States do not have electoral votes. Members of the electoral college have electoral votes. There happens to be the same number of electoral college members as there are congressmen (senate and house of rep.) Each state has the same number of electoral college members as they have members in congress. 2 Senators per state and the House members are dependent on their state population as conducted by the senate. Each member of the electoral college has one vote for president. All votes from every member of the electoral college for a state go to the candidate which has the popular vote in that state. This is true for 48 states. The other 2 are able to split their votes to go to multiple candidates dependent on how the people vote. Currently their are 435 members of the house and 100 senators. Therefore there are 535 electoral college members, plus 3 for the district of colombia, in the united states making 538 total votes and 535 members of congress.

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There is no theoretical maximum, but the practical maximum is a day less than ten years: a vice president could serve just under two years of his predecessor's term, and then two full terms of his own.

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