Projected Results In The U.S. Electoral College -SCORECARD

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Americans voted in a presidential election on Tuesday but the Electoral College, not the popular vote, actually elects the president of the United States.

Americans voted in a presidential election on Tuesday but the Electoral College, not the popular vote, actually elects the president of the United States.

There are 538 members of the Electoral College, allotted to each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Two hundred seventy votes are needed to win the election.

Following is a tally of the likely Electoral College votes won by Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, based on states where at least two television networks have projected a winner, as well as those in which little contest was expected: LIKELY TOTAL IN THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE Obama: 191 Romney: 191 STATES WITH A PROJECTED WINNER State Likely winner Electoral votes Vermont Obama 3 Kentucky Romney 8 Indiana Romney 11 SWING STATES WITHOUT A PROJECTED WINNER State Electoral votes Colorado 9 Florida 29 Iowa 6 Michigan 16 Nevada 6 New Hampshire 4 Minnesota 10 North Carolina 15 Ohio 18 Pennsylvania 20 Virginia 13 Wisconsin 10 STATES WHERE LITTLE CONTEST IS EXPECTED (1) State Likely winner Electoral votes California Obama 55 Connecticut Obama 7 Delaware Obama 3 District of Columbia Obama 3 Hawaii Obama 4 Illinois Obama 20 Maine Obama 4 Massachusetts Obama 11 Maryland Obama 10 New Jersey Obama 14 New Mexico Obama 5 New York Obama 29 Rhode Island Obama 4 Oregon Obama 7 Washington Obama 12 Arkansas Romney 6 Arizona Romney 11 Alabama Romney 9 Alaska Romney 3 Georgia Romney 16 Idaho Romney 4 Kansas Romney 6 Louisiana Romney 8 Mississippi Romney 6 Missouri Romney 10 Montana Romney 3 Nebraska Romney 5 North Dakota Romney 3 Oklahoma Romney 7 South Carolina Romney 9 South Dakota Romney 3 Tennessee Romney 11 Texas Romney 38 Utah Romney 6 West Virginia Romney 5 Wyoming Romney 3 (1) Before the election, little contest was expected in the majority of U.S. states, with polls of voters showing consistent leads for either Obama or Romney.