for president, the winner of the popular vote in each state except
Maine and Nebraska wins all the electoral votes in
state. In Maine and Nebraska, the statewide winners receive
2 electoral votes and the winners of each of the congressional districts receive 1 electoral
vote per district. In 2008, John McCain won the statewide vote in Nebraska, but Barack Obama won the vote in Nebraska's Second Congressional District.
There are 538 total electoral votes and 270 electoral votes - a
majority - are needed to win.
Electoral Vote Calculator to determine the total electoral votes
for the Republican and Democratic candidates by selecting the Rep
or Dem button
for each state and district.
calculator only allows for one winner in each state and district.
calculator has been pre-set to the 2012 election results by
the race between Barack Obama,
the Democrat, and Mitt Romney, the Republican.
totals for the Republican and
the Democrat are automatically
recalculated as the candidates are selected. The
calculator can be returned to the 2012 results by clicking
the reset button.