The electoral votes from California and the other states are
used to elect a President and Vice President every four years.
Whichever Presidential candidate gets the majority of
the electoral votes becomes the President.|
California is given one electoral vote for each California congressional
district, in addition to one electoral vote for each of the two
California Senators. In other words, the number of electoral votes
California has depends on how many Representatives California has in
The number of Senators California has does not change, but the number of
California congressional districts is based on the last census.
Like every other state, California has 2 Senators. Furthermore, California
currently has 53 congressional districts. Thus, California has a total of
55 Representatives in Washington, D.C.
Therefore, the answer to the question "How many electoral votes does California have?" is 55.