WASHINGTON: The following is a running tally of states claimed by presidential hopefuls Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump on Tuesday in their race for the White House.
- In order to win, a candidate must clinch 270 electoral votes
- Each state gets electoral votes based upon the size of its population
- Several key states, including Florida, are too close to call
Candidates are racing to hit the magic number of 270 electoral votes, an absolute majority of the 538 members of the electoral college, with the number from each state based on its population size.
A state has one elector for each of its members of the House of Representatives, and one for each of the state's two senators.
The tally is expected to switch back and forth over the course of Election Night.
Several states were so far too close to call including key battlegrounds Florida and Pennsylvania.
New Jersey (14)
New Mexico (5)
New York (29)
Rhode Island (4)
Washington, DC (3)
North Carolina (15)
North Dakota (3)
South Carolina (9)
South Dakota (3)
West Virginia (5)