POLITICO's coverage of 2020 races for President, Senate, House, Governors and Key Ballot Measures. Mail ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 3 and received by Nov. 10. If Biden wins Nevada, that would give him the 270 needed to declare victory. Florida looks strong for Trump, yet retains the title of the nation’s most important — and most narrowly divided — swing state. By Allan James Vestal, Andrew Briz, Annette Choi, Beatrice Jin, Andrew McGill and Lily Mihalik. The Electoral College consists of 538 electors. But the anti-immigration policies (and Trumpâs warnings of socialism) and general rhetoric around immigrants obviously play very different in Arizona, Nevada and Texas than they do inÂ Florida. Electoral votes are in the general election. Live 2020 Nevada election results and maps by country and district. That hasn’t happened since the 1800s, and Joe Biden’s electoral win over Trump was decisive, 306-232. But in Nevada, there are six electors, representing 1.1 percent of the total 538 electoral votes that will be cast in the 2016 presidential election. Of the blue states he was trying to flip, his team was still hopeful near the end he could possibly makes inroads in three - NH, Nevada andÂ Minnesota. All rights reserved. How many electoral votes will each state have in 2020? The race for the White House all comes down to 270 Electoral College votes. Vermont - 3 votes. Could be a warning sign, but also could be unique to Trumpâs efforts in Fla, with Cuban, Venezuelan and Puerto Rican voters.Â, Alex Trump recently went to NH. Additional data from U.S. Census Bureau, MIT Election Lab and POLITICO reporting. In other words, the number of electoral votes Nevada has depends on how many Representatives Nevada has in Washington, D.C. Idaho - 4 votes. California and Texas have the most electoral college votes, with 55 and 38 votes respectively. UNLIKE many countries, the presidential election is decided by the number of Electoral College votes, rather than the popular vote. If there is a tie, then the House decides the presidency, with each congressional delegation having one vote. Stay tuned on Nov. 3 for live analysis from our reporters. The Constitution requires Congress to meet and count the electoral votes. Election results provided by the Associated Press. Democratic contender Joe Biden was narrowly ahead of President Donald Trump on Wednesday morning but the race for 270 electoral college votes is tight. Kansas - 6 votes The Constitution requires Congress to meet and count the electoral votes. Nevada is given one electoral vote for each Nevada congressional district, in addition to one electoral vote for each of the two Nevada Senators. Washington - 12 votes. Once every state's elector has returned their ballots, the full electoral college vote will be counted by Congress. In 1972, things started to change.Both Maine and Nebraska allocate the electoral votes they are entitled to in a semi proportional manner. Let's assume Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and Texas are going to Trump. After that, New York and Florida are tied with 29 votes each. New Hampshire - 4 votes. Utah - 6 votes. Here's a guide to how many votes each state gets this year to decide the presidency. The Electoral College is not a building, but a process that counts votes in states to assign “electors” to elect a U.S. president. Wisconsin - 10 votes. West Virginia - 5 votes. Illinois - 20 votes. 2020 Nevada election results by county, NV electoral college votes: Biden projected to win ABC News can project that Joe Biden has won the state of Nevada… Florida and New York are tied for 3rd place, with 29 electoral college votes each. Mail ballot processing starts weeks before Election Day. The Electoral College consists of 538 electors. That hasn’t happened since the 1800s, and Biden’s electoral win over Trump was decisive, 306-232. Nebraska - 5 votes. How a life-sized Biden could be a larger-than-life president, Three reasons Joe Biden flipped the Midwest, How a life-sized Biden could be a larger-than-lifeÂ president, Three reasons Joe Biden flipped theÂ Midwest. The Electoral College is not a building, but a process that counts votes in states to assign “electors” to elect a U.S. president. So, combine that with the state's two senators, and it has 55 electoral votes. As President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden campaign in the closing days of the 2020 election, they are focused on a few key states, the states that have the Electoral College votes that will help them win the presidency. There are 7 states, along with DC, that have 3 electoral votes… Virginia - 13 votes. Whether a state assigns it votes by a winner-take all system or another way can have important consequences because different vote allocation methods can produce different election results. Nevada - 6 votes. Which means he's a Nebraska-02 (where he's currently leading) away from hitting 270 on the number, WITHOUT Pennsylvania and Maine's 2ndÂ District. He didn't get any electoral votes. Indiana - 11 votes. New York - 29 votes. Laura Charlie Sabrina The question for me is does it point to a lack of investment on the part of the Biden campaign directly to Latinos? Nevada has a knack for picking the winner of presidential contests, as a majority of the state has voted for the candidate who would go on to win the election in almost 90 percent of the elections since 1900, according to Ballotpedia. Hawaii - 4 votes. Electors are selected during each major party's annual convention during the year of a presidential election, which means each elector must be a registered member of a major political party. Electoral votes are used to elect a President and Vice President every four years. Alex's sources are likely right, and it's going to be a long wait. The race for the White House all comes down to 270 Electoral College votes. To find out how many electoral votes your state has and how it is calculated, simply choose your state from the list below and press "Electoral Votes" If there is a tie, then the House decides the presidency, with each congressional delegation having one vote. Give him Hawaii, Biden needs to find 58 electoral votes somewhere â some combination of Minnesota (10), Arizona (11), Michigan (16), Wisconsin (10), Pennsylvania (20), Iowa (6), Nevada (6), Maine (3), ME-02 (1), NE-02 (1), Georgia (16). The six copies are distributed to various state and federal officials, who will certify the results of the election. He can lose Georgia, but then he needs to win EVERYTHING ELSE if he also lostÂ Pennsylvania. Texas is somewhere out there vaguely in play (but probably not really). In the 2012 election, all six electors cast their votes for President Obama, who won 52.3 percent of the popular vote that year, according to Politico. While Americans have already started turning in their ballots, and millions more will turn out to their local polling places on Nov. 8, the future occupant of the White House will ultimately be determined by a small number of electors who make up the Electoral College. Taking Biden at face value about Michigan and Wisconsin â where, for what it's worth (not that much), the exit poll data looks pretty good for him and he came in with a significant polling lead â here's where the map goes: If Biden wins those two, plus Maine, Nevada and Arizona, but nothing else, he's at 269 electoral votes. Overseen by the Secretary of State, electors will be given six copies of two ballots each â one for president and one for vice president. Residents in Nevada are less likely than the rest of the country to have a four-year college degree. Nevada's electors will formally cast their votes for president and vice president on Dec. 19, when the Electoral College meets in each state. December 14, 2020 —Electors vote The electors in each State meet to select the President and Vice President of the United States. What candidates are competing for now are delegates to the Democratic nominating convention. Observation of Miami-Dade and Bidenâs underperformance there compared with Clinton is itâs difficult at the moment to extrapolate what this means for Latino voters in states like Nevada, Arizona and Texas. All electors in the state (and alternates, who are to step in if an elector is unable to perform her duty) must sign a pledge promising to vote for the candidate who won the popular vote, regardless of their personal political affiliation. Generally speaking, electors are not publicly named until after they have cast their votes in December. Mr Trump only secured 232 votes in the electoral college in 2020, compared to Mr Biden’s 306. WHAT DOES THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRE? New Jersey - 14 votes. 2021 Bustle Digital Group. Iowa - 6 votes. Federal law forbids current members of Congress, or any "person holding an office of trust or profit under the United States" from serving as a state elector. Each state has a different number of electors, and those electors are bound by different rules in each state. Max Whittaker/Getty Images News/Getty Images, when the Electoral College meets in each state, electors are legally required to cast their vote, who won 52.3 percent of the popular vote that year, knack for picking the winner of presidential contests, Federal law forbids current members of Congress. But in Nevada, there are six electors, representing 1.1 percent of the total 538 electoral votes that will be cast in the 2016 presidential election. Here's a guide to how many votes each state gets this year to decide the presidency. Arizona (11 electoral votes) jumps onto the list of 2020 swing states, while Nevada’s (6 electoral votes) record-setting growth could place the state even further out of reach for President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign Nevada is one of the more diverse states in the U.S. Nevada's median household income falls in the middle of the pack. Electoral votes by state; state number of votes state number of votes; Alabama: … Texas has the second-most with 38 electoral votes. Infographic: Map of US Electoral College votes by state. Live results and analysis from the Jan. 5 SenateÂ runoffs, White House Correspondent & Associate Editor. To win, a candidate needs 270 of the 538 votes in the Electoral College. There are a total of 538 electoral votes. Now that California is in Biden's column, he's at 209 electoral votes, to Trump's 119. Sanders got 18 Delegates in Nevada, but he needs nearly 2000 in order to win. So far 1,222,331 votes have been counted, and at the time of writing there are roughly 146,000 ballots left to be counted, primarily in the district of Clark County. The candidate to hit the 270 electoral vote mark first - a majority of the 538 - wins the US election.Here we explain how the Electoral College system works. WHAT DOES THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRE? As a winner-take-all state, Nevada's electors are legally required to cast their vote for the candidate who won the most votes in the state. New Mexico - 5 votes. Nevada and Virginia are becoming more reliably Democratic, as Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin swung back toward the party.