States Who Gained and Lost Electoral College Votes in the Last 30 Years

While working on a data visualization and web app project about presidential elections, I noticed that several states have either gained or lost votes (based on population) in the Electoral College with each census. Some states stayed the same throughout none of them gained-then-lost nor lost-then-gained.

States That Gained Votes Twice

  • Arizona
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Nevada
  • Texas

States That Lost Votes Twice

  • Illinois
  • Michigan
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania

States That Stayed the Same

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arkansas
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming


  • California, Colorado, North Carolina each -1 vote in 2004
  • Connecticut, Indiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Wisconsin each -1 vote in 2004
  • South Carolina, Utah, Washington each +1 vote in 2012
  • Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey each +1 vote in 2012



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