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Electoral college explained: how the US election is an uphill battle for Biden | US news

Who elects the US president?

When Americans cast their ballots for the US president, they are actually voting for a representative of that candidate’s party known as an elector. There are 538 electors who then vote for the president on behalf of the people in their state.

Each state is assigned a certain number of these electoral votes, based on the number of congressional districts they have, plus two additional votes representing the state’s Senate seats. Washington DC is also assigned three electoral votes, despite having no voting representation in Congress. A majority of 270 of these votes is needed

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2020 election: Electoral College affirms Biden win, shaking loose fresh Republican recognition

It’s a constitutionally mandated ritual that’s typically no more than a curious afterthought following a presidential election, but the ceremonial vote took on newfound significance this year as President Donald Trump and his GOP allies made unprecedented efforts to subvert the popular will of the voters and overturn Biden’s November victory.

The vote finally shook loose statements acknowledging Biden’s win from previously reluctant Republicans, but Republican-appointed electors in several states gathered to hold symbolic votes for Trump — while a retiring Republican congressman announcing he was leaving the party over his colleagues’ unwillingness to move on.

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US Elections 2020: What is the Electoral College? | US Elections 2020 News

The United States presidential election on November 3 is rapidly approaching and President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden, are in the final stretch of campaigning.

But to understand how the country’s next leader will be chosen, one must first understand a system known as the Electoral College.

In the US, the president and vice president are not decided by which candidate receives the most votes overall in the country, even though US voters do directly select a preferred choice on their ballots.

Instead, it all comes down to Electoral College voters.

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US election 2020: What is the electoral college?

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The US presidential election takes place 3 November. But it’s possible the candidate with the most votes from the public won’t be the winner.

This is because the president is not chosen directly by the voters, but what’s known as the electoral college.

So who are Americans voting for?

When Americans go to the polls in presidential elections they’re actually voting for a group of officials who make up the electoral college.

The word “college” here simply refers to a group of people with a shared task. These people are electors and their job is to

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Here’s How The 1st 2020 Census Results Changed Electoral College, House Seats

Updated April 26, 2021 at 3:56 PM ET

Texas has gained two more votes in Congress and the Electoral College for the next decade, while Colorado, Florida, Montana, North Carolina and Oregon each gained one seat, based on the first set of results from the 2020 census, released Monday. The seven states losing one vote each are California, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

The U.S. Census Bureau’s acting director, Ron Jarmin, reported the new state population counts at a virtual news conference. The long-awaited announcement has reset the balance of power for the next decade

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