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Running-mates Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr received the same number of electoral votes in the presidential election of 1800.

Thomas Jefferson won the 1800 presidential election defeating John Quincy Adams, Aaron Burr, Charles Pinckney, and John Jay. In 1800, electors voted for two individuals and did not distinguish between their presidential and vice-presidential choices until the passage of the Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1803. The recipient of the most electoral votes in 1800 would become president and the runner-up vice-president. Thomas Jefferson received 73 electoral votes, his running-mate Aaron Burr received 73 electoral votes, John Quincy Adams received 65 electoral votes, Charles Pinckney received 64 electoral votes, and John Jay received 1 electoral vote. Although John Quincy Adams ran as Thomas Jefferson's main opponent in the general election, running-mates Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr received the same number of electoral votes. The election was decided in the House of Representatives, with 10 State delegations voting for Jefferson, 4 voting for Burr and 2 making no choice. Thomas Jefferson became President and his running-mate Aaron Burr became Vice President.

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Thomas Jefferson and his running mate, Aaron Burr

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The electoral college voting ended in a tie. The election ended with the U.S. House of Representatives breaking the tie and electing Thomas Jefferson.

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Who did thomas Jefferson tie with in the 1800 presidential election?

Aaron Burr and he finished in a tie,

What branch of congress had to break the tie of the 1800 election?

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Which amendment was ratified because of a tie vote in the Presidential election of 1800?

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The only tie was the one between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr in 1800 that resulted in the 12th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution.

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