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jeffsdad
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re: What happens if each candidate receives 269 electoral votes?
In reality, a Trump elector would probably switch to Biden, think John McCain-like and Trump would lose.


bayoubengals88
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re: What happens if each candidate receives 269 electoral votes?
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In reality, a Trump elector would probably switch to Biden, think John McCain-like and Trump would lose.

do you realize how many it would take??


Bulldogblitz
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re: What happens if each candidate receives 269 electoral votes?
Arm wrestling.


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udtiger
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re: What happens if each candidate receives 269 electoral votes?
Goes to the house. Each state votes as a delegation.

GOP has the most states.

Trump/Pence wins.


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jeffsdad
Member since Mar 2007
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re: What happens if each candidate receives 269 electoral votes?
With a 269 tie, it would take one, correct? or am i confused? the 269 is the number of electors, correct?


Quidam65
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re: What happens if each candidate receives 269 electoral votes?
12th Amendment.

The President is selected by the House, but as pointed out each State's delegation is a single vote. So California has a ton of Democrats, but they only cast one vote for Biden; same with Texas' ton of Republicans and their one vote for Trump. The GOP controls 26 states, the Dems 22 (PA is evenly split, MI is dependent on the flake Amash who is "independent", so even if they go Dem Trump wins 26-24.

The Vice President is selected by the Senate, but unlike with the House each Senator votes separately. Though most polls have the Dems gaining seats none really expect the Senate to flip.


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Miketheseventh
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re: What happens if each candidate receives 269 electoral votes?
You definitely don’t want that to happ

YOU DEFINITELY DON’T WANT THAT TO HAPPEN. Pelosi gets involved


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Quidam65
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re: What happens if each candidate receives 269 electoral votes?
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With a 269 tie, it would take one, correct? or am i confused? the 269 is the number of electors, correct?



There are 538 total electoral votes. If one major candidate gets 269, barring a total shock with a third-party candidate getting a vote the other major candidate gets 269. A tie, thus we go to the 12th Amendment.


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bayoubengals88
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re: What happens if each candidate receives 269 electoral votes?
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With a 269 tie, it would take one, correct? or am i confused? the 269 is the number of electors, correct?

I explained bottom of page one.

Here's a map that shows how Trump would even win Colorado...it's based on house districts and it's winner take all for each state. Need 26 states to win the election.

Image: https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/infographics/images/il8XjAeg5Kio.png



Check that...I think the Denver area has a lot of blue districts that can't even be seen due to high population density. See L.A., Chicago, etc.
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jeffsdad
Member since Mar 2007
13622 posts

re: What happens if each candidate receives 269 electoral votes?
So, like I said, if one elector doesn't vote for Trump that was suppose to vote for Trump (they are not bound by law in most states) then its 270-268 for Biden.


ValVenis
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re: What happens if each candidate receives 269 electoral votes?
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Kamala starts on the west coast and blows her way East until they are declared the winners




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OysterPoBoy
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re: What happens if each candidate receives 269 electoral votes?
I’m pretty sure a tie goes to the runner.


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LSU6262
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re: What happens if each candidate receives 269 electoral votes?
There were 10 faithless electors in 2016


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