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The electoral vote

On November 5th, Woodrow Wilson received more than six million votes. His victory was even greater in the electoral vote.

How is the electoral vote different from the other votes?
Can you tell me about it, please...: )

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    The Electoral College is determined by the number of House of Representative members plus senators. Each State at the Minimum has 2 senators and 1 House of Representative. Each State has 2 Senators so a total of 100 senators. There are 435 members of the house so it is a total of 538 Electoral votes Washington DC has 3 electoral votes. The 435 members of the house are determined by population and then divided into districts. For example California has 55 electoral votes while a smaller state like Vermont has 3. Every 10 years the United States does a Census of the population and the number of electoral votes a state has is adjusted based on this Census.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electoral_College_%28United_States%29

    Hi, I am an American English teacher.

    in America, every person has one vote in which they can cast. But, really who elects the president is decided by the "Electoral College". The president who wins is not decided directly by the voters. Instead, they are elected indirectly by "electors" who are elected by popular vote on a state-by-state basis. The number of electors in each state is equal to the number of members of Congress to which the state is entitled!

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