Breakdown of Electoral College votes for 2012 on a state-by-state basis
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Breakdown of Electoral College votes for 2012 on a state-by-state basis

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Dec. 28. 2010

The number of Electoral College votes each state (and the District of Columbia) will have in the 2012 presidential election can be found in the list below.

The U.S. Census, which is performed every 10 years, records the population of a given state, which in turn determines the number of House districts in that state. The number of Electoral College votes a state gets is arrived at by adding the number of senators (two for each state) to the number of House districts in a given state. There are 435 members of the U.S. House and 100 members of the U.S. Senate. Although the District of Columbia does not get an official representation in the House or Senate, it is still awarded three Electoral College votes in the presidential race.

The numbers below were determined based on which states gained or lost House districts as a result of the 2010 Census numbers. When the number for 2012 is different from the 2008 number, a parenthetical (+) or (-) will follow, denoting the change.

2012 Electoral College allocation, by state:

Alabama – 9

Alaska – 3

Arizona – 11 (+1)

Arkansas – 6

California – 55

Colorado – 9

Connecticut – 7

Delaware –3

District of Columbia - 3

Florida – 29 (+2)

Georgia – 16 (+1)

Hawaii – 4

Idaho – 4

Illinois – 20 (-1)

Iowa – 6 (-1)

Indiana – 11

Kansas – 6

Kentucky – 8

Louisiana – 8 (-1)

Maine – 4

Maryland – 10

Massachusetts –11 (-1)

Michigan –16 (-1)

Minnesota – 10

Mississippi – 6

Missouri – 10 (-1)

Montana – 3

Nebraska – 5

Nevada – 6 (+1)

New Hampshire – 4

New Jersey –14 (-1)

New Mexico – 5

New York – 29 (-2)

North Carolina -15

North Dakota – 3

Ohio – 18 (-2)

Oklahoma – 7

Oregon – 7

Pennsylvania – 20 (-1)

Rhode Island – 4

South Carolina – 9 (+1)

South Dakota – 3

Tennessee – 11

Texas – 38 (+4)

Utah – 6 (+1)

Vermont – 3

Virginia – 13

Washington – 12 (+1)

West Virginia – 5

Wisconsin – 10

Wyoming – 3

SOURCE: 2010 Census moves 12 House Districts, ABC News, Dec. 21, 2010

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