In the race
for president, the winner of the popular vote in each state except
Maine and Nebraska wins all the electoral votes in that state. In Maine
and Nebraska, the statewide winners receive 2 electoral votes and the
winners of each of the congressional districts receive 1 electoral vote
per district. In 2016, Hillary Clinton won the statewide vote in Maine,
but Donald Trump won the vote in Maine's Second Congressional
There are 538 total electoral votes and 270
electoral votes - a
majority - are needed to win.
Electoral Vote Calculator to determine the total electoral votes
for the Republican and Democratic candidates by selecting the Rep or Dem button for each
state and district. The
calculator only allows for one winner in each state and district.
The calculator has been pre-set to the 2016
election results by state in the race between Hillary Clinton, the
Democrat, and Donald Trump, the Republican.
The totals for the Republican and the Democrat are
recalculated as the candidates are selected. The
calculator can be returned to the 2016 results by clicking the reset