FAQ: The Electoral College

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So, How Does My Vote Factor In? 

In most states, electoral votes are awarded based on the popular vote. So, if a candidate wins the popular vote in your state, he will likely win all of that state's electoral votes as well. This tricky distinction played out in 2000 when presidential candidate Al Gore challenged the electoral win of George W. Bush, who received the support of Florida’s electoral votes after a narrow popular vote win.

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