So how ugly would it get if THIS happened on Election Day

Swiffness!Swiffness! Posts: 7,243 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited October 2012 in The Social Lounge

12th Amendment kicks in.

...the new House of Representatives would pick the president: each of the 50 delegations would get a single vote. Given that Republicans are almost assuredly going to control a solid majority of House delegations in the next Congress, Romney would win.

We don’t have a dog in this race, but we are rooting for one thing: no tie! A 269-269 Electoral College outcome would inevitably be a national crisis on par — or worse — with the 2000 Florida cliffhanger, especially if Romney lost the popular vote.



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