Joe Biden Winter in De Staten California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Vermont, Virginia in Washington. Donald Trump Halt Dan Weir Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Missouri, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia in Wyoming Pennines.
Number of electoral votes:
Overview by country:
This is how it works:
The American voter does not ultimately determine who will become the President of the United States, this honor is already reserved for the 538 electoral votes in the United States. Electoral College. The candidate called 270 electors Standing behind him, he will live in the White House for the next four years. Presidential candidates are allotted those electoral votes on the basis of the states they win: whoever wins a majority in a state also gets all of that state’s electoral votes. Only Maine and Nebraska are exceptions to this rule, and their electoral votes are (possibly) distributed among several candidates.
In some states, the outcome is already known in advance: California and New York are almost certain to go for Democratic Biden. The same for Trump, and, for example, the traditionally Republican states of Kentucky and West Virginia. In a few dozen other states, the battle seems to have already been won, but as the cliché goes: the elector always has the last word, of course. Hence the battle for the presidency is fought mainly in twelve people swing states: Arizona, Georgia, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin. Since these states are finally assigned to a particular candidate, here’s how close Trump or Biden can come to victory.
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