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

Swiffness!Swiffness! Posts: 7,340 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited October 2012 in The Social Lounge
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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.

http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/101812eleccollegeupdate/

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gns
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  • Young_ChitlinYoung_Chitlin YCN Chief, FCC Member, IC Task Force General ASUville, PhoenixPosts: 12,303 ✭✭✭✭✭
    State of Emergency 3
  • nujerz84nujerz84 Posts: 12,281 ✭✭✭✭✭
    That sucks that Romney would win.... the whole electoral college is retarded
    gns
  • janklowjanklow god's lonely man. Posts: 5,965 Regulator
    edited October 2012
    on the other hand, people only get bothered by the electoral college when they don't think it will benefit their candidate, so you might as well come to terms with the system

    EDIT: uh-oh, turns out this post has got Topps' emotions going again!
    ToppsDarcSkieskingblaze84gns
  • DarcSkiesDarcSkies I Just Post So I Dont Get Fined Posts: 11,721 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2012
    Wild Self wrote: »
    Go out and vote, people.
    ^ this.

    Obama leads among REGISTERED VOTERS. He's TIED among LIKELY VOTERS.

    Basically...it's all about turnout. But u know people arent going to go out and vote this time around.

    BTW Nevada& Iowa will likely go Obama. He just needs to hold on to Ohio & NH and it's a wrap. If he can pull out Virginia (a state which is called early in the night) then it's a wrap. If u see Obama wins Virginia u know it's over.
    waterproofJDSTAYWITIT.a.mann
  • kingblaze84kingblaze84 Posts: 9,628 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Darxwell wrote: »
    Wild Self wrote: »
    Go out and vote, people.
    ^ this.

    Obama leads among REGISTERED VOTERS. He's TIED among LIKELY VOTERS.

    Basically...it's all about turnout. But u know people arent going to go out and vote this time around.

    BTW Nevada& Iowa will likely go Obama. He just needs to hold on to Ohio & NH and it's a wrap. If he can pull out Virginia (a state which is called early in the night) then it's a wrap. If u see Obama wins Virginia u know it's over.

    I agree but don't discount how important Florida is either. Romney is ahead there now, so it won't take much for Romney to win if he holds Florida and NC, which he is now. Based on early turnout though, it looks like Obama is gona win again, but obviously it's not over.
  • FuriousOneFuriousOne Don't believe the hype Posts: 4,084 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2012
    All he needs is a combination of two states from
    Virginia, Colorado, Ohio, New Hampshire, and Florida on it's own. The rest of the states that are close are such as Nevada, Iowa, Wisconsin, and PA are in the bag.
  • dazerferflydazerferfly The Danish OG Posts: 1,977 ✭✭✭✭✭
    If that scenario in the first post happens, then shit is gonna hit the fan biiiiiiig time. LA '92 wont have anything to say about it :-O
  • aladdin1978aladdin1978 Poo Poo Jenkins West coastin'Posts: 2,871 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Am I the only one here that thinks the voting system/electoral college is a complete FRAUD and a HOAX?
    Wild Selfsoul rattlerhuey
  • DarcSkiesDarcSkies I Just Post So I Dont Get Fined Posts: 11,721 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Darxwell wrote: »
    Wild Self wrote: »
    Go out and vote, people.
    ^ this.

    Obama leads among REGISTERED VOTERS. He's TIED among LIKELY VOTERS.

    Basically...it's all about turnout. But u know people arent going to go out and vote this time around.

    BTW Nevada& Iowa will likely go Obama. He just needs to hold on to Ohio & NH and it's a wrap. If he can pull out Virginia (a state which is called early in the night) then it's a wrap. If u see Obama wins Virginia u know it's over.

    I agree but don't discount how important Florida is either. Romney is ahead there now, so it won't take much for Romney to win if he holds Florida and NC, which he is now. Based on early turnout though, it looks like Obama is gona win again, but obviously it's not over.

    Romney is likely going to win Florida. Obama is too far behind now after the first debate to come back in Florida.

    Fivethirtyeight.com has Obama winning the electorial college. But I wouldnt be surprise if he loses a close one on election night.

    GOnna be a lot of upside down frowns. Just hope its not on the Obama side.
    Wild Self
  • janklowjanklow god's lonely man. Posts: 5,965 Regulator
    Am I the only one here that thinks the voting system/electoral college is a complete FRAUD and a HOAX?
    yes. you're also the only one here who keeps posting crazy "i am the only one here" posts.

    gnsHyenaKillaSneakDZA
  • earth two supermanearth two superman ladies please dont fight. E2S is here all night! Posts: 16,193 Regulator
    Its gonna be CLOSE. But Obama will still pull it off.
    SionKINGECWild SelfHyenaKilla
  • soul rattlersoul rattler Chief Petty Officer of the Ill Community Naval Command HOOYAHPosts: 13,062 ✭✭✭✭✭
    President Romney and Vice-President Biden? It won't come to that.

    The electoral college is unavailing.
  • dalyricalbanditdalyricalbandit Co-Owner Of AllhipHop.com, Super Moderator, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 50,400 Regulator
    shit would be real ugly if Mitt wins
  • hueyhuey Posts: 9,654 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2012
    Am I the only one here that thinks the voting system/electoral college is a complete FRAUD and a HOAX?
    Nah you're probably right homie.

    i can still vote for ron paul right?
  • playmaker88playmaker88 You over did it holmes, you in the danger zone, you shouldn't be alone Posts: 49,291 ✭✭✭✭✭
    VOTE.. and dont be lazy and cop-out on that tired lesser of two evils diatribe.
    Wild SelfSneakDZA
  • texas409texas409 Posts: 12,613 ✭✭✭✭✭
    i got a feeling something crazy will happen
  • waterproofwaterproof Conqueror of Self On The Road to ZionPosts: 9,026 ✭✭✭✭✭
    aint going to happen, republican are praying for that to happen, you can add NV to the blue and mark my word OBAMA is going to get Flordia
    KINGEC
  • KingJamalKingJamal Posts: 20,667 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Uglier than the Master P sneaker
    kingblaze84gnsHyenaKilla
  • Obama nor romney will do shit for the country i believe... the USA is already heading in a direction that i doubt any of these candidates can deviate. a direction its been heading for for years.. maybe since the time of kennedy. nobody can stop that.. we can only brace ourselves.. but i dont see these guys being able to do anything.. no matter who is president people will always complain that he is responsible and that things arent changing..
    kingblaze84
  • kingblaze84kingblaze84 Posts: 9,628 ✭✭✭✭✭
    KingJamal wrote: »
    Uglier than the Master P sneaker

    LOL
  • kingblaze84kingblaze84 Posts: 9,628 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Obama nor romney will do shit for the country i believe... the USA is already heading in a direction that i doubt any of these candidates can deviate. a direction its been heading for for years.. maybe since the time of kennedy. nobody can stop that.. we can only brace ourselves.. but i dont see these guys being able to do anything.. no matter who is president people will always complain that he is responsible and that things arent changing..

    Sad but true. Until both candidates have a serious plan on fixing the economy instead of tax cuts and deficit spending, this country is screwed. Legalizing or at LEAST fighting to legalize medical marijuana would be a good start, and ending these dumb wars overseas to spend more money here (while trying to save and pay back the debt) is another good start. If I'm wrong, I wana hear better ideas.

  • poindexter2poindexter2 Posts: 4,255 ✭✭✭✭✭
    if this did happen, I could see some democrats like bob casey from pennsylvania claire mcaskill from Missiouri joe manchin from west virginia caving in and voting for ryan. it wouldnt cost them votes, because two of them would be fresh off from re-election, and the other guy from WV would only be on his third year in the senate. Plus these three states are safe from democrats taking more moderate votes with out facing alot of liberal backlash
  • Rock_WellRock_Well Posts: 2,187 ✭✭✭✭✭
    the polls don't mean a thing
    KINGECwillhustle
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