Tally of votes in the US Electoral College

November 5th, 2008 - 9:19 am ICT by IANS  

Washington, Nov 5 (DPA) As election results come in, the major US news networks have begun projecting the winners in the presidential election in each state.The complex electoral college system awards each of the 50 states’ and the District of Columbia’s electoral votes to the candidate who prevails in the state’s popular vote. A candidate needs 270 votes to clinch the White House.

At least two television networks have projected the winner of the following states:

Obama: Votes

Vermont 3
Illinois 21
Maine 4
Connecticut 7
New Jersey 15
Delaware 3
Maryland 10
Washington DC 3
Pennsylvania 21
New Hampshire 4
Massachussets 12
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TOTAL: 103

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McCain:

Kentucky 8
South Carolina 8
Tennessee 11
Oklahoma 7
Alabama 9
Georgia 15
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TOTAL 58

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