Thursday, September 25, 2008

Quiz time, boys and girls

It is unlikely, but possible, that the electoral vote ends in a 269-269 tie.

No cheating--what happens?


drmagoo said...

Goes to the House. And my head explodes.

I do forget whether each state gets one vote, or each rep.

drmagoo said...

Okay, it's one vote per state (12th Amendment). Anyone have any idea what the number of states where the dems have a majority in the House is?

Peter said...

It is the new House, and a worst case scenario has it breaking D 26-24 (DC loses its vote)

I'm Not Ned said...

I've always been a bit confused by the 12th amendments handling of the VP. If there is an electoral college tie the VP is decided in the Senate.

So could you have Obama/Palin?

Or if the house doesn't break the tie by March 4th would Palin go straight to the big desk without waiting for Grampa's grabber?

Peter said...

The Senate picks the veep but that will break D too.

I'm Not Ned said...

I'm just thinking hypothetical.

Odd they run as one but the tie breaker separates them.