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  • 5 things to know about Electoral College vote changes

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  • The 2010 census changed the political map a little bit by reapportioning votes. Here are five things to know:
    1. Eight states gained votes. They are Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Washington.
    2. Texas which already had the second most electoral votes gained the most (four) and now has a 38 votes. California has 55. By comparison, some states have only three electoral votes.
    3. Ten states lost votes: Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
    4. Ohio and New York lost the most two.
    5. If the nation votes this year as it did in 2008, the change in electoral votes would mean a gain of four votes for the Republican candidate, Mitt Romney.
    Check out the map for the updated list of votes.
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