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Electoral Votes Per State

1980-2010 - Based On Census Data

The president of the United States is not elected by direct popular vote but instead is elected by electoral votes. The total electoral votes per state is the total sum of U.S. Senators and Representatives. There are 538 electors; a candidate mus received 270 electoral votes to win the Presidency. This chart shows the number of electors per state in the past three decades; in so doing, it also illustrates the population shift since 1980.
State 1981-1990 1991-2000 2001-2010
Alabama 9 9 9
Alaska 3 3 3
Arizona 7 8 10
Arkansas 6 6 6
California 47 54 55
Colorado 8 8 9
Connecticut 8 8 7
Delaware 3 3 3
D.C. 3 3 3
Florida 21 25 27
Georgia 12 13 15
Hawaii 4 4 4
Idaho 4 4 4
Illinois 24 22 21
Indiana 12 12 11
Iowa 8 7 7
Kansas 7 6 6
Kentucky 9 8 8
Louisiana 10 9 9
Maine 4 4 4
Maryland 10 10 10
Massachusetts 13 12 12
Michigan 20 18 17
Minnesota 10 10 10
Mississippi 7 7 6
Missouri 11 11 11
Montana 4 3 3
Nebraska 5 5 5
Nevada 4 4 5
New Hampshire 4 4 4
New Jersey 16 15 15
New Mexico 5 5 5
New York 36 33 31
North Carolina 13 14 15
North Dakota 3 3 3
Ohio 23 21 20
Oklahoma 8 8 7
Oregon 7 7 7
Pennsylvania 25 23 21
Rhode Island 4 4 4
South Carolina 8 8 8
South Dakota 3 3 3
Tennessee 11 11 11
Texas 29 32 34
Utah 5 5 5
Vermont 3 3 3
Virginia 12 13 13
Washington 10 11 11
West Virginia 6 5 5
Wisconsin 11 11 10
Wyoming 3 3 3
Source: Federal Election Commission
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