What Happens If There Is A Tie In The Electoral College Vote?

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With the 2020 presidential election less than a week away, many are speculating about what would happen if there is a tie in the Electoral College vote. Although unlikely, a potential tie is not entirely impossible and does have historical precedent.

The Electoral College consists of 538 votes distributed among all 50 states and Washington, D.C. To become president, a candidate must win a majority of these votes, with 270 being the absolute minimum.

But 538 is an even number, meaning that there could be a scenario in which both candidates receive 269 electoral votes. In that outcome, the vote would go to the U.S. House of Representatives to break the tie.

Unlike the number of electoral votes, there are 435 members in the U.S. House of Representatives, meaning that a majority vote is guaranteed. However, each state – and not each representative – gets one vote, based on the party majority.

So, for example, a vote among U.S. representatives from Maryland – which has seven Democrats and one Republican – would go to the Democratic candidate. A vote among U.S. representatives from Florida – which has 13 Democrats and 14 Republicans – would go to the Republican candidate.

Read more at Fox News.

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  1. Just In: Senate Homeland Security Committee Has Now Reviewed All Materials From Bobulinski And It’s Bad News For The Bidens

    (TeaParty.org Exclusive) – According to a report from the Gateway Pundit, the Senate Homeland Security Committee has reviewed all of the materials that were handed over from Hunter Biden’s former business associate Tony Bobulinski and have verified them all, which is very bad news for the Biden family.
    Earlier this week Tony Bobulinski sat down with Tucker Carlson for an exclusive interview. During the show, Bobulinski talked about how he met with the Biden family, including former Vice President Joe Biden and his brother Jim, in order to chat about their shared business with the Chinese communist party. Bobulinski then confirmed that the Bidens were compromised over China.
    Hunter’s former business partner then detailed the elaborate Biden family business throughout both Asia and Europe. Not surprisingly, the mainstream media has dedicated zero coverage to any of this, despite the implications it has about the personal character of a man they all want to win the presidential election this year.
    Bobulinski says that he actually met two times with the former vice president to discuss the business he had with his son Hunter. Shockingly, the Biden family has not disputed any of this information.
    Sen. Ron Johnson interviewed Bobulinski on Friday and said that he hopes the man will speak to the Senate Homeland Security Committee as soon as he possibly can, which is something the former business partner of Hunter Biden stated during his interview with Tucker Carlson that he is willing to do.
    “I appreciate that the FBI has a job to do, and I am glad they are finally taking an interest in these concerning financial matters that our Committees have been investigating for months,” Sen. Johnson stated.
    “I expect that Mr. Bobulinski will speak with our committee as soon as possible and fully share his insights into the Biden family’s business dealings,” Johnson continued.
    Joe Biden and the rest of the family have to be sweating bullets right now. They have to know they’ve been caught with their hands in the proverbial cookie jar, right? Now, if only the mainstream media would do their jobs and cover this story.
    People deserve to know if the candidate they are voting for is someone who abuses power and authority, especially before casting a ballot to give him access to the highest office in the land.

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