Quiz: The Electoral College Code Test your knowledge of the system by which Americans elect the president. By Debra Bell March 26, 2010 | 10:00 a.m. EDT + More Which amendment to the Constitution describes the Electoral College's role? The 10th The 22nd The 18th The 12th Which two states use a system of distributing electoral votes that is not winner-take-all? Idaho and Maine Maine and Nebraska Idaho and Nebraska Maine and Rhode Island Which of these candidates did not win his home state's electoral votes? Gerald Ford in 1976 Walter Mondale in 1984 Michael Dukakis in 1988 Al Gore in 2000 Which of these state's electoral votes did not go to Barack Obama in 2008? Nevada's North Carolina's South Carolina's Virginia's True or false: Once a person wins 269 electoral votes, he or she can claim victory. True False Of the following states, which has the fewest electoral votes? Illinois Michigan Ohio Pennsylvania Which of these states currently has more than three electoral votes? West Virginia Vermont North Dakota Delaware True or false: Presidential electors are governed by the laws of each state, not by federal laws. True False Which state has the most electoral votes? California Florida New York Texas Which was the first election in which Washington, D.C., had electoral votes? 1956 1960 1964 1968 Click here for the answers.