Posted: 9 November, 2016
What Happens If The US Election Is A Tie?
Here's what will happen:
What would happen if Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton tied?
Apparently it could happen and as we inch close to the finish line it’s looking like it could actually be possible.
Fun fact: It if did happen this would be the first time since 1800.
According to Vox:
“Under the Electoral College, a candidate needs 270 out of 538 available electoral votes to become president. But the situation gets more complicated if neither candidate gets to 270. Which can definitely happen — just see the not-implausible electoral map above, where Trump wins Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Florida.
So what happens in the event of a tie? Well, assuming that the electors all voted as expected and certify the 269-269 vote, the presidential election would get thrown to … the House of Representatives.
On January 6, 2017, the newly elected House members would gather in Washington, DC, to select the next president. Each of the 50 state delegations would get one vote, and the delegations would have to choose among the top three electoral vote-getters. Whichever candidate gets the support of 26 state delegations becomes president.”
In this case commentators predict the Presidency would go to Trump.