The electoral votes from Pennsylvania 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.|
Pennsylvania is given one electoral vote for each Pennsylvania congressional
district, in addition to one electoral vote for each of the two
Pennsylvania Senators. In other words, the number of electoral votes
Pennsylvania has depends on how many Representatives Pennsylvania has in
The number of Senators Pennsylvania has does not change, but the number of
Pennsylvania congressional districts is based on the last census.
Like every other state, Pennsylvania has 2 Senators. Furthermore, Pennsylvania
currently has 18 congressional districts. Thus, Pennsylvania has a total of
20 Representatives in Washington, D.C.
Therefore, the answer to the question "How many electoral votes does Pennsylvania have?" is 20.