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Response to Reter (Original post)

Mon Jan 25, 2016, 11:32 PM

1. That can't happen according to this website:

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.


So the House would have to choose between Bernie, Trump and Bloomberg. And it's only one vote per state delegation.

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