Who’s Winning the Electoral College?

November 13, 2020
FROM LEFT: DAVID LIENEMANN—THE WHITE HOUSE/GETTY IMAGES; MARK WILSON—GETTY IMAGES

In the United States, a candidate needs to win at least 270 out of 538 electoral college votes to become president. As of November 5, the Democratic candidate, Joe Biden, had 264 electoral votes. The states Biden won are blue on this map. President Donald Trump, the Republican candidate, had 214. The states Trump won are shown in red. At press time, five states had not yet reported a winner. These states appear in gray on the map. To learn more about the electoral college and how it works, read “By the Numbers,” at timeforkids.com.

This story appears in the November 13, 2020, print edition of TIME for Kids. It was published online on the afternoon of November 5. It has not been updated.

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