2020 Presidential Election

2020 Electoral College Map

Presidential candidates need 270 electoral votes to win an election. Click on this interactive map to create your own projections for the 2020 presidential race, see how states are expected to vote and look at previous election results. Race ratings are provided by Cook Political Report, which analyzes each state’s electorate to make projections.

The Electoral College is comprised of 538 members, representing the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The number of electors each state has is equal to the sum of representatives that state has in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate. The District of Columbia is entitled to the number of electors it would have if it were a state, despite not having representation in Congress, but can have no more electors than the least populous state.

More Austin PBS Election Coverage

We Asked Asian American Voters About The Upcoming Election

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders make up about 6% of the total electorate in Texas. That’s more than 790,000 voters. We asked Asian American voters in Central Texas to share their thoughts on the upcoming election.

Becoming The Rouser

Ashley Cheng never dreamed of starting a podcast. “I remember growing up, every time I had to public speak, I would break down crying,” she says.

But in 2019, she and a group of friends created The Rabble podcast, which aims to demystify the voting process in Texas. Working on the podcast helped Cheng find her voice and understand the power of using it.

Calling For Action

Sania Sultan cares about voting, and she wants you to as well. That’s why she founded Calls For Votes, a nonpartisan organization that’s working to get people civically engaged. And since she can’t go door-to-door, she’s spreading the word via phone banking, several hours a day, nearly every day of the week. Not bad, considering she still has to find time for her biology homework.

Leadership Austin Engage Series - Election 2020: Civic Engagement During A Pandemic

The rapidly-approaching election on November 3rd, will be unlike any other this country has witnessed. Some say we are in the middle of three pandemics – COVID-19, social justice and political polarization. This time has reshaped every element of the political cycle, from how campaigning and fundraising are conducted, to the issues being discussed. Join our pre-election conversation as we explore the civic engagement landscape and how organizations are working to increase participation in traditionally underrepresented communities.