The electoral votes from Tennessee 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.|
Tennessee is given one electoral vote for each Tennessee congressional
district, in addition to one electoral vote for each of the two
Tennessee Senators. In other words, the number of electoral votes
Tennessee has depends on how many Representatives Tennessee has in
The number of Senators Tennessee has does not change, but the number of
Tennessee congressional districts is based on the last census.
Like every other state, Tennessee has 2 Senators. Furthermore, Tennessee
currently has 9 congressional districts. Thus, Tennessee has a total of
11 Representatives in Washington, D.C.
Therefore, the answer to the question "How many electoral votes does Tennessee have?" is 11.