2020 Election Results: Interactive electoral college map

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Use the map below to view the electoral voting results and projections for the 2020 Election.

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What is the electoral college?

Each state chooses electors (their number set according to the number of men and women it sends to Congress) sworn to vote for the candidate who won the most votes. The electors meet in January to choose the president.

In most states, winner takes all, meaning that if Candidate A earns just one more vote than Candidate B, Candidate A wins all the state’s electors.

But Maine and Nebraska do it differently. There, two electors are chosen by statewide vote, and one is chosen from each congressional district. 

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While losing the national popular vote, a candidate can rack up electors by winning small states, or by winning by small margins in large states. 

Why was the electoral college created?

While that outcome might seem inadvertent, the system itself is not an accident. The framers of the Constitution embraced federalism — meaning while they wanted a functional federal government, they sought to balance that by preserving the powers of the states. One way they sought to ensure that was by putting elections in the hands of the states.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.