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Response to KoKo (Reply #23)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 08:39 PM

24. The 2016 General is going to be a mess, even without a strong 3rd Party candidate.

I can see another election going to the Supremes, and it's another question mark as to who and what that will be in 3 years.

And, then, there's the Electoral College system. It could be that no candidate gets 270 votes, and it goes to the House of Representatives for a state-based polling based upon which candidate (of the three candidates) controls each State delegation and which has a majority of the 50 state delegations: http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/faq.html G-d only knows how that could turn out.

What happens if no presidential candidate gets 270 Electoral votes?

If no candidate receives a majority of Electoral votes, the House of Representatives elects the President from the 3 Presidential candidates who received the most Electoral votes. Each state delegation has one vote. The Senate would elect the Vice President from the 2 Vice Presidential candidates with the most Electoral votes. Each Senator would cast one vote for Vice President. If the House of Representatives fails to elect a President by Inauguration Day, the Vice-President Elect serves as acting President until the deadlock is resolved in the House.

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