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Electoral College math: Not all votes are equal

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WASHINGTON (AP) - When it comes to choosing a president, not all votes are created equal. Chances are yours will count less than a select few.

Each state's Electoral College votes are based on the size of its congressional delegation, not its population. Because of that, a person's presidential vote in Wyoming mathematically counts more than three times as much as a vote in Ohio, at least in terms of choosing electors.

Besides that, candidates are concentrating on just nine battleground states, virtually ignoring the 79% of the population who live in the remaining 41 states.

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