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Three(3) is the smallest number of electoral votes that a state can have. The seven states that have this minimum number are :

Alaska

Delaware

Montana

North Dakota

South Dakota

Vermont

Wyoming

(The District of Columbia also get 3 votes due to the 23rd amendment to the Constitution. )

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Why does DC only have 3 electoral votes?

Alaska only has 3 electoral votes because it has a smaller population, to make it fair they only need three.


What are the number of electoral votes in Alaska?

Utah had 5 electoral votes for their 952,370 votes cast in the 2008 presidential election. These 5 electoral votes were cast for John McCain.Utah will increase to 6 electoral votes in the 2012 election.


Which states cast their electoral votes for bell and and where these states located?

Abraham Lincoln won the 1860 presidential election defeating John Breckinridge, John Bell and Stephen Douglas. In the 1860 presidential election Abraham Lincoln received 180 electoral votes (59.4%), John Breckinridge received 72 electoral votes, John Bell received 39 electoral votes, and Stephen Douglas received 12 electoral votes. Lincoln received his 180 electoral votes from 18 of the 33 states. He did not receive electoral votes from any southern state. John Breckinridge received electoral votes from Alabama (9), Arkansas (4), Delaware (3), Florida (3), Georgia (10), Louisiana (6), Maryland (8), Mississippi (7), North Carolina (10), South Carolina (8), and Texas (4). Douglas received votes from Missouri and New Jersey. Douglas received Missouri's 9 electoral votes. New Jersey electors split their vote giving 4 to Lincoln and 3 to Douglas. John Bell received electoral votes from Virginia (15), Kentucky (12), and Tennessee (12).


When did DC get 3 electoral votes?

Under the Twenty-third Amendment to the United States Constitution, Washington, D.C. is allocated as many electors as it would have if it were a state, (but no more electors than the least populous state). Since every state has at least 3 electoral votes, Washington, D.C. is allocated 3 electoral votes. It is theoretically possible for Washington, D.C. to have more than 3 electoral votes. However, for that to happen the population in Washington, D. C. would have to be greater than the population in each of the U.S. states that have only 1 representative in the U.S. House of Representatives. Based on the size of Washington, D.C., that will not happen.


What is the lowest electoral vote any state can have?

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.

Related questions

How many states have the smallest possible number of electoral votes?

There are seven states that have 3 electoral votes. (see related questions)


Why do more populous states have greater influences in a presidential election?

Electoral votes are assigned mostly on population. The more populous states get more votes. For example. California get 55 electoral votes; Wyoming gets 3 .


Why does DC only have 3 electoral votes?

Alaska only has 3 electoral votes because it has a smaller population, to make it fair they only need three.


What states share electoral votes?

No states share electoral votes. Each state has at least 3 or more.


They have at least two electoral votes where are they?

Electoral votes are allocated to each state based on their representation in Congress, with each state receiving a minimum of three electoral votes. However, if you are referring to a specific region or state with only two electoral votes, it could be a smaller state like Montana or Wyoming, which have one at-large representative in addition to their two senators.


Which six states and one district have the fewest electoral votes?

There are 7 states and 1 district with the lowest number of electoral votes, 3:AlaskaWyomingMontanaNorth DakotaSouth DakotaDelawareVermontWashington, D.C.


Who does the electoral college favor?

The Electoral College favors small states: every state, no matter how small, gets at least 3 electoral votes, so small states have more electoral votes per voter.


Where in the US that has 3 electoral votes?

There are actually 6 states with 3 electoral votes. -Vermont -Montana -Alaska -Wyoming -North Dakota -South Dakota


What makes up a states electoral votes?

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).


How many electoral votes does Delaware have?

Delaware has 3 electoral votes.


Electorial votes by State?

Each state in the United States is allocated a specific number of electoral votes based on their representation in Congress, with a total of 538 electoral votes available. To win the presidential election, a candidate must secure at least 270 electoral votes. The number of electoral votes per state is determined by adding the total number of Senators (2 per state) to the number of Representatives (based on each state's population).


How many electoral votes did South Dakota have for the 2008 election?

South Dakota had 3 electoral votes for the 2008 election.