Unformatted text preview: Forty-eight states distribute their electoral votes on a winner-take-all basis. The exceptions are Maine and Nebraska, which dole out their votes proportionally, selecting two electors by a statewide vote and the rest according to the winner in each congressional district. Fort Collins businessman Jason Napolitano argued that the Colorado ballot measure was unconstitutional, saying only the Legislature has the power to change the state's Electoral College system. State officials responded that Coloradans should be allowed to vote on the measure before a court decides whether it is constitutional. Napolitano said he would not appeal, because "I don't want another Florida." A candidate needs 270 of the 538 electoral votes to win the presidency. Each state has one elector for each U.S. representative and senator. California has the most, 55....
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- Spring '10
- Electoral College, President of the United States, electoral votes, electoral college votes