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electoral vote Syllabification: e·lec·tor·al vote

Definition of electoral vote in English:


1A vote cast by a member of the electoral college: collectively, these three states account for 39 electoral votes
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  • Those five states control a quarter of the electoral votes needed to win the Presidency.
  • There are a total of 538 electoral votes.
  • Every US state, and the District of Columbia, is allotted electoral votes proportional to its population.
1.1 (the electoral vote) The choice expressed collectively by the electoral college, which determines the winner of elections for president and vice president in the US: I’m following the polls from battleground states, which will determine the electoral vote
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  • Although the popular vote is important, the electoral vote is what legitimizes our presidential elections.
  • There are many ways the electoral vote could end up in a tie.
  • "I think it's time we drop the electoral vote for president in favor of the popular vote."
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