Only Maine and Nebraska allocate their electoral votes in that manner. The other states, including Georgia, use a “winner-take-all” method, giving all of their electoral votes to the winner of that state’s popular vote.
Using the 270towin.com map, Georgia’s 16 electoral votes would have been split under the congressional district allocation into 12 electoral votes for Trump and four for Clinton.
Only six states and the District of Columbia would have sent all of their electors to Clinton. Similarly, only 12 states would have sent all of their electors to Trump.
However, these scenarios are based on results from campaigns that were run based on the current “winner-take-all” system. As 270towin.com states, there’s no way to know exactly how the map would have turned out if candidates knew their electoral votes relied upon winning congressional districts.
Fast Copy News Service wrote this column; Keith Still contributed. Do you have a question? We’ll try to get the answer. Call 404-222-2002 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (include name, phone and city).