President 2012: Gaming the Electoral College – A Tie Possible?
The 2008 Presidential Electoral College Results
Today, Larry Sabato in his crystal ball has run through a number of electoral scenarios. They can be found here and can be gamed at the calculator site.
I particularly like Sabato’s Electoral College tie scenario in which the House of Representatives would determine the next President.
If Obama loses IN, OH, NC, NH, NV, FL and IA, while keeping Virginia and his other 2008 states, it is 269-269, and the House of Representatives picks the new president, with each state’s delegation having one vote and 26 votes needed for election. In today’s House, the Republican would win by a vote of 33 to 16. One state, Minnesota, has a tied delegation and presumably would not cast a vote.
Here it is in graphic form:
What about the Senate voting for VP ?
Also, is it the NEW congress or the OLD congress that votes?