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If the electoral vote splits 269-269, the House of Representatives would decide between the two candidates via a special procedure in which the each state gets one vote. They would keep voting until they do come out with a majority for one candidate.

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It is possible for a tie to happen during the Electoral College voting. If this happens, the House of Representatives will vote for President. If that is tied, then there would be a vote from the Senate.

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If no one candidate gets a majority of the electoral votes, the House of Representatives chooses the president from among the top three using a special election procedure in which each state delegation gets one vote. The procedure is the same whether there is a 269-269 tie between two candidate or if the votes are split among several candidates.

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The election then goes to the House of Representatives for selection of the President. Each state's delegation in the House gets one vote. The Senate chooses the vice president. Each senator gets one vote. An electoral-vote tie has happened once in American history in 1800. The tie was between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr. The House selected Thomas Jefferson by a vote of 10-4.

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If no candidate receives a majority of electoral votes, the Twelfth Amendment of the United States Constitution provides that the U.S. House of Representatives will select the president, with each of the fifty state delegations casting one vote, and the U.S. Senate will select the vice-president.

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If no candidate receives a majority of electoral votes, the Twelfth Amendment of the United States Constitution provides that the U.S. House of Representatives will select the president, with each of the fifty state delegations casting one vote, and the U.S. Senate will select the vice-president.

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The U.S. House of Representatives elects the President from among up to three candidates with the most electoral votes. Each state has one vote, and voting is repeated until one candidate receives at least 26 votes.

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The House of Representatives votes on the president and the Senate votes on the Vice president

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What is electoral voting?

Electoral voting is when after the popular vote, which is tallied up and made public in November 6th , the electoral college begins to decide whether or they vote to be republican or democratic. it is a very long process and the results are announced in december.


Where the party candidates campaign to win in the electoral college?

U.S. Presidential candidates campaign to the American people, then the electoral college is appointed based on the popular vote in each state.


How many votes did Ralph Nader get in the 2000 Presidential Election?

Zero, but in 2004, one Minnesota Electoral vote was cast for John Edwards. This is somewhat unusual since the Electoral college has pledged to vote for the winner in each state. In general terms, an Electoral voter would have to "defect" in order to vote for an independent. See link below for the 2000 Election results.


Do US citizens vote directly for President?

No, actually they don't. During a presidential election, citizens vote for a member of a electoral college to cast their vote for them. States are given a number of votes based on the population of the state. For each vote a state has, a member of the electoral college is assigned to reflect the results of the people's vote. The scary thing is, the member of the electoral college does not necessarily have to vote in the light of the people. This system was put in place to prevent the people from voting in a dangerous tyrant into office! Although, in all of U.S. history, this has not happened...yet...


What does it mean when the Electoral College rubber stamps the popular vote?

It Means that the Electoral College approves the vote

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After people vote in their state the is used to determine the winner of the presidential race?

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Who do the people vote for to turn in their cast vote for the presidential candidate?

The Electoral College


Who do the people vote for in turn cast their vote for a presidential candidate?

The Electoral College


Was there a popular presidential vote in 1860?

Yes and electoral college.


Who meets after a presidential election to vote for the president?

the electoral college.


What is the US Presidential voting system called?

The Electoral college is the Presidential voting system. The electoral college gives each state a certain amount of electoral votes. If a presidential candidate wins the majority of the citizens votes, he will also get the electoral vote.


Why did barrock obama win the presidential election?

He won the Electoral College vote.


Was George W. Bush the last president to win the electoral college vote?

As of September 2012, the last president to win the electoral college vote is Barack Obama.2008 U. S. Presidential / Vice Presidential Election Results:365 votes: Barack Obama / Joe Biden173 votes: John McCain / Sarah Palin


Can a presidential candidate win an election without the majority of the electoral college vote?

Yes


Who selects president of the US?

The popular vote drives the electoral college's vote. In the US, 270 electoral votes are required for a presidential win. See link:


When citizens vote for the Presidential candidate they are electing a member of the Electoral College?

Yes, you are right - that is what happens.


Who really selects the President of the US?

The popular vote drives the electoral college's vote. In the US, 270 electoral votes are required for a presidential win. See link: