CLEP US Government

Category - Elections

Each state has one vote in the Electoral College for:
  1. Every 100,000 citizens in the state
  2. Every 500,000 citizens in the state
  3. Every member of the House of Representatives
  4. Every member of the Senate
  5. Every member of the House of Representatives and Senate
Answer: E - Each state gets an elector for each representative and each senator it has in Congress. So, a state with a small population like Wyoming has three Electoral College votes-one for its single representative and two for each of its senators. As a result, the Electoral College is sort of but not completely proportional. For example, even though Texas has about 40 times as many residents as Wyoming, it does not get 40 times as many electoral votes. As of 2012, it gets about 12 times as many votes.
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