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What Happens If Obama And McCain Reach Exact Tie In Electoral College?

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What Happens If Obama And McCain Reach Exact Tie In Electoral College? Considering the possibility of a 269-269 electoral tie, here are the numbers. The simulation returned a tie 63 times out of 10,000 trials (0.63 percent). These 63 ties involved 56 distinct scenarios for producing that tie. So what happens if there is a tie? Check out the Cliff's Notes version of the 12th Amendment with more data than you can shake a stick at.

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hausfrau hausfrau 9 years
Wouldn't it just be simpler to have it go to the most popular vote in the event of an electoral tie?
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 9 years
stephley stephley 9 years
It's very very long and very involved.
UnDave35 UnDave35 9 years
In a shoot-off, isn't the target the other candidate? ;) Actually, what did the cliff notes say about a tie?
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
I say a shoot off - one target who ever gets the closes wins. Did someone say rifle man. :lol:
stephley stephley 9 years
Geez, I just read a little of the CliffNotes - please let's go with arm wresting!
yesteryear yesteryear 9 years
arm wrestling competition!! OVER THE TOP 2!!
raciccarone raciccarone 9 years
And now he's dead. Coincidence?
Jillness Jillness 9 years
The scary thing is that folks were saying that Tim Russert was concerned about this.
raciccarone raciccarone 9 years
Oh, I'm sure if it's a tie, the Supreme Court will make a fair and impartial decision.
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