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A tie was not forseen by the House of Representatives. This changed the electoral college voting procedures because the electors then started meeting in their respective states and voting by ballot for President and Vice-President. Please read more on: http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h263.html

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The problem in the election of 1800, was that they couldn't decide whether or not to make Thomas Jefferson or Aaron Burr President. A tie between two men of the same party, Jefferson and Bur resulted. The 12th amendment made it so the electors vote twice, specifying which man they voted for president and which they voted for vice president.

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The election deadlock of 1800 was resolved by congress passing the twelfth amendment to the constitution in 1803. This amendment, ratified in 1804, requires electors to vote for the president and vice president on separate ballots. :)

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On the 36th ballot, ten Representatives from Delaware, Maryland, Vermont and South Carolina, nine of whom had been voting for Aaron Burr and one who had been voting for Thomas Jefferson, all abstained. This gave Jefferson two additional votes, changing his total from eight (one less than the minimum required) to ten (one more than he needed).

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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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The tie was broken by the U.S. House of Representatives, as required by the U.S. Constitution, Article II, Section 1, Clause 3, which states in part,

"The Person having the greatest Number of Votes shall be the President, if such Number be a Majority of the whole Number of Electors appointed; and if there be more than one who have such Majority, and have an equal Number of Votes, then the House of Representatives shall immediately chuse by Ballot one of them for President..."

That clause was nullified by the 12th Amendment, which requires that each elector casts one vote for President and one vote for Vice President, and that the list of recipients of votes for President be separate from the list of recipients of votes for Vice President on the electoral certificates. That made it impossible for more than one person to receive votes for President from more than half of the electors.

Supporters of John Adams in the House were determined to try to keep Thomas Jefferson from winning by casting their votes for Aaron Burr. Both sides were so stubborn in their determination that the House had to vote 36 times before Thomas Jefferson finally received the votes of the required minimum of nine states on February 17, 1801.

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In the rare case of a tie (Such as the one between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr) the election is decided by the House of Representatives. Each state delegation is allowed to have one vote.

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Open your text book. ;D

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The House of Representatives voted.

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