Wow...it looks like gerrymandering can steal away the peoples vote

The number of electoral votes in each state is basically the sum of the number of U.S Senators and the U.S representative to which the state is entitled. Thus there are in all 538 electoral college votes.

To determine the number of electoral college votes a state has:

Number of representatives for that state

+ 2 senators from each state

+ 3 D.C. (District of Columbia) Electoral Votes

-There is a total of 538 votes cast, and the running candidate must get 270 of the votes to win.

-If two candidates recieve the same number of votes and both had a majority of electors then The House of Representatives chooses the winner (coming together, each state delegation casting on single vote).

-If no candidate reached majority then The House of Representatives, however this time, each individual state casts one vote for any of the top five candidates.

Number of representatives for that state

+ 2 senators from each state

+ 3 D.C. (District of Columbia) Electoral Votes

-There is a total of 538 votes cast, and the running candidate must get 270 of the votes to win.

-If two candidates recieve the same number of votes and both had a majority of electors then The House of Representatives chooses the winner (coming together, each state delegation casting on single vote).

-If no candidate reached majority then The House of Representatives, however this time, each individual state casts one vote for any of the top five candidates.

The sum of the number of U.S Senators and the U.S representative to which the state is entitled.