The electoral votes from New York 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.
New York is given one electoral vote for each New York congressional
district, in addition to one electoral vote for each of the two
New York Senators. In other words, the number of electoral votes
New York has depends on how many Representatives New York has in
Washington, D.C.
The number of Senators New York has does not change, but the number of
New York congressional districts is based on the last census.
Like every other state, New York has 2 Senators. Furthermore, New York
currently has 27 congressional districts. Thus, New York has a total of
29 Representatives in Washington, D.C.
Therefore, the answer to the question "How many electoral votes does New York have?" is 29.

