Role of the Electoral College The popular vote of the United States does not choose the U.S. President. The Electoral College does. There is a total of 538 electoral votes. Each state’s electoral votes is equal to that state’s number of U.S. Representatives plus U.S. Senators. Washington, DC has three electoral votes. In order to win the Presidency, the winner needs a simple majority of the 538 electoral votes. Therefore, the winner needs a minimum of 270 electoral votes.Read More
The Cook County Referendum Question on the Elimination of the Office of Recorder of Deeds was approved by the voters of Cook County on November 8th.