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Illinois Electoral Votes
How many electoral votes does Illinois have?

The electoral votes from Illinois 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.

Illinois is given one electoral vote for each Illinois congressional district, in addition to one electoral vote for each of the two Illinois Senators. In other words, the number of electoral votes Illinois has depends on how many Representatives Illinois has in Washington, D.C.

The number of Senators Illinois has does not change, but the number of Illinois congressional districts is based on the last census.

Like every other state, Illinois has 2 Senators. Furthermore, Illinois currently has 18 congressional districts. Thus, Illinois has a total of 20 Representatives in Washington, D.C.

Therefore, the answer to the question "How many electoral votes does Illinois have?" is 20.

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