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“What happens in the event of an electoral college tie?”
I immediately answered the question as “it is decided by Congress” and then started to retract that and said I was unsure. During my trip home I began to mull this question again and realized that my initial answer was, in fact, correct!
So I looked it up this weekend and found a number of sites that explained the process but I thought that http://www.270towin.com/ did the best job.
“If neither candidate gets a majority of the Electoral Votes, the election for President is decided in the House of Representatives, with each state delegation having one vote. Senators would elect the Vice-President.”
I should have posted this when I got home because I found this in today’s ABC News which is reporting a similar story: Tie Vote? Obama-McCain ‘Doomsday Scenario’