Joe Biden (D)
Kamala Harris (D)
2024 Presidential Election
November 5, 2024
The Electoral College
How the electoral college works...
538 = the total number of electoral votes in the Electoral College.
270 = number of electoral votes necessary to WIN the Presidential election!
Electoral votes are divvied up based on the Census. Each state gets a number of votes equal to the number of Senators plus Representatives in its U.S. Congressional delegation. For example...
Florida = 29 electoral votes (2 US Senators + 27 US House Reps).
Each state awards its electoral votes to the Presidential candidate who wins the election in that state.
The first candidate to reach 270 wins the Presidency!
Why 270? If you divide 538 (total electoral votes) in half = 269 = A tie. Therefore, when a candidate hits 270, they have the majority of states electoral votes needed to win.
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