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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. [Read more…]

Presidential Election Results 1984-1992

This table shows the votes and Electoral College statistics for each US presidential election between 1984 and 1992.

Ronald Reagan won the elections of 1980 and 1984. George H.W. Bush won the 1988 election. Bill Clinton won the 1992 election. [Read more…]