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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-10 02:30 PM
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Would a Third Party Throw the 2012 Presidential Election to the Repubs?
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Edited on Mon Dec-06-10 02:34 PM by Bill Bored
Does anyone know if a majority of the Electoral Votes must be obtained to win the Presidency? We've had third parties before (Ross Perot), but I don't think they won many electoral votes.

Suppose an electoral college majority is required -- not just a plurality -- and the third party gets enough electoral votes to make a majority impossible. The election would be decided by the US House, which is now Republican.

A few large states going to the third party is all it would take, unless a majority of the Electoral College is not required. But I believe it may be.

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