- the vote cast in the electoral college of the U.S. by the representatives of each state in a presidential election.
Origin of electoral vote
An Americanism dating back to 1815–25
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The outcome will be decided in the battleground states—and here Obama has many more paths to a 270 electoral-vote majority.Robert Shrum: Why Obama Will Win
October 26, 2012