Electoral College 101

Registered voters do not cast ballots directly for the president and vice president, but for members of the Electoral College. These electors then cast direct votes, known as electoral votes, for the president and vice president. Each state and DC have been assigned electoral votes based on the most current US Census population count. There are currently 538 electors, 270 or more are required to win the election.


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