why 538 not 535?
What does 538 mean?
538 may refer to: 538, the year in Western (Gregorian) calendar. The number of electors in the United States Electoral College. FiveThirtyEight, American political and statistical analysis blog. Radio 538, Dutch radio station aimed at young people.
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What happens if 270 is not reached?
A candidate must receive an absolute majority of electoral votes (currently 270) to win the presidency or the vice presidency. If no candidate receives a majority in the election for president or vice president, that election is determined via a contingency procedure established by the 12th Amendment.
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What happens if no one wins Electoral College?
If no candidate receives a majority of electoral votes, the Presidential election leaves the Electoral College process and moves to Congress. The House of Representatives elects the President from the 3 Presidential candidates who received the most electoral votes. ... Each Senator casts one vote for Vice President.
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