electoral vote



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.

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    Robert Shrum: Why Obama Will Win

    Robert Shrum

    October 26, 2012