Currently, there are 538 electors, based on 435 representatives, 100 senators from the fifty states and three electors from Washington, D.C. The six states with the most electors are California (55), Texas (38), New York (29), Florida (29), Illinois (20), and Pennsylvania (20).
Each State is allocated a number of electors equal to the number of its U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives. Hawaii has four (4) electoral votes out of the 538 electors nationwide.
Although Alaska entered the union as a Democratic state, since the early 1960s Alaska has been characterized as Republican-leaning.
Map United States electoral college, votes by state – Includes insets of Alaska, Hawaii, and the District of Columbia.
In the United States, a contingent election is the procedure used to elect the president or vice president in the event that no candidate for one or both of these offices wins an absolute majority of votes in the Electoral College. Senators, on the other hand, cast votes individually for vice president.
Each State is allocated a number of Electors equal to the number of its U.S. Senators (always 2) plus the number of its U.S. Representatives – which may change each decade according to the size of each State’s population as determined in the Census. It is subject to change.
Hawaii’s congressional politics are typically dominated by Democrats. The state has elected just one Republican U.S. senator, Hiram Fong, who served from 1959 to 1977, and two GOP House members. The rest have been Democrats. Hawaii is currently represented in the Senate by Democrats Mazie Hirono and Brian Schatz.
Hawaii does not conduct a presidential primary. Qualified political parties provide candidates for president and vice president, as well as electors to represent the party at the Electoral College. The Electoral College officially elects the president and vice president of the United States.
Residents of Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories do not have voting representation in the United States Congress, and are not entitled to electoral votes for president. Like other territories, Puerto Rico can participate in the presidential primary process.
Wyoming was the most Republican state, with 59% of residents identifying as Republican, and only 25% of residents identifying as Democratic.
State politics Most political offices are currently held by members of the Republican Party. A US Senator and two Democrats for statewide office were elected in the 2018 elections. The following table indicates the political parties of elected officials in Arizona: Secretary of State.
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In the Electoral College system, each state gets a certain number of electors based on its total number of representatives in Congress. Each elector casts one electoral vote following the general election; there are a total of 538 electoral votes. The candidate that gets more than half (270) wins the election.
There are a total of 538 electoral votes, and the number of votes each state receives is proportional to its size — the bigger the state’s population the more “votes” it gets.