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The Electoral College And The 2000 Presidential Election

The American Presidential election is actually 51 separate election contests in the 50 States and the District of Columbia (Washington DC). The winner is not decided by a national tally of votes, but is chosen by an Electoral College composed of State representatives.

Each State is allocated a number of electors equal to the combined total of its representation in the House of Representatives and Senate. For example, California has 52 members in the House, plus 2 Senators, so receives 54 Electoral College votes.

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