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What If the Presidential Election is a Tie?

What happens if the Electoral College is tied? Hmmm maybe a old fashioned duel would solve the problem.

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What If the Presidential Election is a Tie?. What happens if the Electoral College is tied? Hmmm maybe a old fashioned duel would solve the problem.
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DracObi
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 290 Posts
Thursday, October 11, 2012 12:06:36 PM
i cant believe people are actually taking this seriously. The electoral college alows 270 votes total devided amongst the 50 states. How many votes per state is based on the State's poipulation, but it is set up in a way that NO combination of any kind can result in a tie. It is not physically possible. However, the college is flawed, as in 2004, George W. Bush had fewer citizen votes than his opponent, but won based on the electoral college.

patchgrabber
Male, 30-39, Canada
 5597 Posts
Thursday, October 11, 2012 7:43:57 AM
The problem is not with the Electoral College. The problem is that we have completely lost our grasp on the concept that we are in fact a union of 50 sovereign states, not a 300-million-person mob.


"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change." -Unknown

patchgrabber
Male, 30-39, Canada
 5597 Posts
Thursday, October 11, 2012 7:39:37 AM
Why on earth wouldn't you just go with popular vote if there`s an electoral college tie?

Obama/Ryan 2012!

drawman61
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4205 Posts
Thursday, October 11, 2012 3:40:48 AM
It America, so they'll put in whoever they are told to.

Bakcagain21
Male, 18-29, Europe
 553 Posts
Thursday, October 11, 2012 1:44:48 AM
Whole point of this is to ensure the little states aren't ignored. He said it himself big states have majority of population, why bother doing anything for the minority when you can just aid California Texas etc and damn the rest won`t lose votes for it...

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