Electoral College Tie in the Fall

Posted: May 21, 2008 in Politics
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Today, I contemplated a possible scenario for this November’s General Election. What if Barack Obama and John McCain tie in the Electoral College at 269 each. We all know that the House of Representatives would decide the presidency, and that each state delegation would get one vote. So, 50 votes to determine the presidency.

You may ask why I think this is possible. Thanks to http://www.270towin.com’s iteractive map and the latest battleground polls from realclearpolitics.com, I can paint you the scenario.

At present Dems have: WA, OR, CA, IL, NY, DC, MD, DE, CT, RI, MA, VT, HI and ME for 175 electoral votes.

The Reps have ID, MT, WY, ND, SD, NE, KS, OK, TX, AZ, AK, LA, AR, IN, KY, TN, MS, AL, GA, SC, WV for 174 electoral votes.

Based on the battleground polls the following states should go to Obama: CO, NM, MN, IA, WI, MI, PA, and NJ

Leaving FL, NV, MO, NC, VA, NH, and OH for McCain.


What a scenario, but it’s a long way to November. Anything can happen.

Even more crazy is the fact that the House chooses the president, but the Senate will choose the VP. How cool is that? We could have President McCain and VP Obama.


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