How the Electoral College Works?

How the electoral college works is much simpler than many imagine. Although the details might vary a bit in a few states, the basic idea is that each state gets a certain number of votes, proportionate to the population. Imagine that the state of Statonia gets 10 electoral votes. The voters in Statonia vote 40% for Jack and 60% for Jill. You might think that this equates to 4 electoral votes for Jack and 6 electoral votes for Jill, but you’d be wrong. Jill won the majority in her state, so Jill gets all 10 of Statonia’s electoral votes. This is why candidates in presidential elections focus so much on bigger states with a lot of electoral votes; if the candidate can get any majority in a state, the candidate gets all of that state’s electoral votes. Look here for more information: