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Response to LuvNewcastle (Reply #29)

Sun May 26, 2013, 03:33 PM

51. You dont get it. You need 1 more than 50% of electoral votes to become President. Otherwise...

 

the Presidential election gets thrown into the House of Representatives and the Vice President is selected by the Senate.

There are 538 electoral votes. Party A's candidate doesn't win if they get 250 electoral votes and Party C and D's candidates each get 144 electoral votes. Whoever controls the House state delegations at that point would appoint the President.

Any more than two major parties means that there is a huge chance the House of Representatives will select the President on a regular basis.

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