answersLogoWhite

0


Best Answer

In this case, the House elects the president and the Senate elects the vice-president using a special method of election in which each state gets one vote.

This would also be the case with more than two candidates if no candidate gets the necessary majority (as of 2014, you need 270 of 538 electors).

User Avatar

Wiki User

9y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar
User Avatar

Katali Martinez

Lvl 1
3w ago
thx
User Avatar

Katali Martinez

Lvl 1
3w ago
thx
More answers
User Avatar

Wiki User

11y ago

The US House of Representatives decides by vote.

This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: If electoral votes are tied how is the tie broken?
Write your answer...
Submit
Still have questions?
magnify glass
imp
Continue Learning about American Government

In the event of a tie in electoral votes 269-269 who will cast the DC electoral votes in congress since DC has no congressmen or senators?

DC gets 3 votes, and would be included in the 269 tie. In case of a tie, the senate votes for the VP, and the house would vote for the Prez. Yes, this does me we could end up with Obama Pailn


If there is a tie or no majorit in the electoral college votes how is it decided who would be president?

If the electoral college is not able to elect a President, the election goes to the House of Representatives.


What margin is required to choose the president in the house?

If no candidate for the presidency wins a simple majority (51%) of the total number of electoral votes, then the House of Representatives have the power to choose the President of the US. Each state gets one vote. The margin required to choose the president in the House is a majority of those voting. The only time this happened, in 1824, the representatives of some of the states could not agree on how to vote and so those states did not vote.


Did the 1800 election end in a tie?

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.


Who did Jefferson tie with in the 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.

Related questions

What margin is required to for the house to choose the president?

the people running for president must have a tie in electoral votes. the people running for president must have a tie in electoral votes. the people running for president must have a tie in electoral votes.


How is an electoral college tie broken?

There can not be a tie if the votes are divided between just two candidates since the total number of votes, 537, is an odd number. However, if more than two people receive votes, it is easily possible for a tie to occur.


What margin is required to choose the president for the house of representatives?

the people running for president must have a tie in electoral votes. the people running for president must have a tie in electoral votes. the people running for president must have a tie in electoral votes.


Who determines the outcome of a presidential vote tie?

In the electoral college, there are 538 electors (or electoral votes), with at least 270 needed to win the presidential election. Although highly unlikely, it is possible that the electoral votes could be tied 269-269. If this were to happen, the vote would then go to Congress. It would be the duty of The House of Representatives to break the tie for the presidential election, and the duty of the Senate to break the tie for the vice presidential position.


In the event of a tie in electoral votes 269-269 who will cast the DC electoral votes in congress since DC has no congressmen or senators?

DC gets 3 votes, and would be included in the 269 tie. In case of a tie, the senate votes for the VP, and the house would vote for the Prez. Yes, this does me we could end up with Obama Pailn


Who elects the vice president if there is a tie in the electoral votes?

The US Senate would choose the vice president from among the top three if no candidate gets a majority of the electoral votes.


Who choose the president if the Electoral collage is unable?

If the Electoral College cannot choose a winner, then it will go to the House of Representatives. If they keep tying, it goes to the Senate and everyone votes. If the Senate ties, then the current Vice President that will soon be out of office will break the tie and choose the President. This happened with Bush and Gore. At the time, Gore was the Vice President. If the Senate would have tied, Gore would have broken the tie, and, of course, voted for himself.


How is a tie broken in olympic swimming?

A tied is broken by another race of the same even between those indiviuals that tied (usually 2).


Which state has the least electoral college votes?

It's a tie ... Alaska, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming all have 3 electoral votes each.


If there is a tie or no majorit in the electoral college votes how is it decided who would be president?

If the electoral college is not able to elect a President, the election goes to the House of Representatives.


What political race was tied in the electoral college?

There has only been one 'tie' in the electoral college: 1800 - Thomas Jefferson VS Aaron Burr. This tie lead to a constitutional amendment, the 12th amendment.


What margin is required to choose the president in the house?

If no candidate for the presidency wins a simple majority (51%) of the total number of electoral votes, then the House of Representatives have the power to choose the President of the US. Each state gets one vote. The margin required to choose the president in the House is a majority of those voting. The only time this happened, in 1824, the representatives of some of the states could not agree on how to vote and so those states did not vote.