Ask the Editors: The Electoral College

Updated July 24, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

The Question:

How many votes in the electoral college does Virginia have?

The Answer:

The number of votes a state has in the electoral college is based on the total number of senators and the number of representatives assigned to that state.

Virginia had 2 senators and 11 representatives in 2010, which meant it had 13 electoral college votes in the 2008 presidential election.

Here is a link to a chart showing each state's total number of votes in the college during the 2008 presidential election.

-The Editors

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