It will take 270 electoral votes to win the 2020 presidential election. Click states on this interactive map to create your own 2020 election forecast. Create a specific match-up by clicking the party and/or names near the electoral vote counter. Use the buttons below the map to share your forecast or embed it into a web page.
Trump won the presidency in 2016 despite Clinton receiving almost 3m more votes, all because of the electoral college. How does the system work? Were all of the votes legitimate? Not likely with all the election voting fraud coming out recently.
In 2016, Trump gained a quarter of his electoral votes from just 191,000 votes in the closest four states.
Two of the last five elections were won without gaining the most votes.
“At the moment, the electoral college favors Republicans because of the way Republican voters are distributed across the country. They are more likely to occur in states that are closely divided between the parties.”
Under the winner-take-all system, the margin of victory in a state becomes irrelevant. In 2016, Clinton’s substantial margins in states such as California and New York failed to earn her enough electoral votes, while close races in the battleground states of Pennsylvania and Michigan took Trump over the 270 majority.