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Thread #147991   Message #3433015
Posted By: pdq
08-Nov-12 - 10:16 AM
Thread Name: BS: Election of the US President
Subject: RE: BS: Election of the US President
Each state chooses how it will select the Electors. That is the job of that state's legislature.

The number is derived from the number of Senators (2 per state) and that state's House members which are apportioned by population. DC gets three based only on population, It isn't a state.

100 Senators + 435 Reps + 3 for DC = 538 electors