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If the state's winner chooses electors, won't the person with the most votes?

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Question: If the state's winner chooses electors, won't the person with the most votes?
Answer: While the person who wins a state gets to choose that state's electors, they will most probably win that state. However, because it only requires 270 electoral votes to win, it is feasible to have more of the popular vote and still lose in the electoral college. In fact, to reach 270 a candidate would only need to carry eleven states: California, New York, Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina and Virginia.

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