Yet another scenario

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  1. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    Sen Clinton and her colleagues announce that they are forming the American Labor Party. She picks a leading Republican pro-labour liberal as her running mate. She gets her name on 40-45 state ballots.

    From now till November we have three Democrats running for president. What happens? Could any of them get a majority of the electoral votes?
     
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    Obviously, a slow week on the Bible Versions and Fundamental Baptist Forums, for C4K to be spending so much time in the 'Politics' forum, lately. :p ;) :laugh:

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    Every election I swear I am staying out, but politics was once my passion. I still have a hard time staying away.

    And I like scenarios and "what ifs."
     
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    What is it that they use to say, we get what we deserve.
     
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    Interesting scenario.
    After everything that has happened in this election, I wouldn't be surprised if this were to take place.

    Regards C4K, hope all is well,
    BiR
     
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    You do??? :eek:

    You sure could've fooled me, Roger. Maybe mine are too melodramatic for you. :laugh:
     
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    Back to your thread. Doubt your scenario would make any difference, because the Electoral College will decide who gets it from the 2 major parties. The popular vote really doesn't seem to matter like we would want to think. It's basically an illusion that we believe we get to choose the POTUS and the outcry of "every vote counts" is a joke.
     
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    Who says the Electoral College can only choose from the two major parties. The if the above "American Labor Party" won enough popular votes they would get the electoral votes from a state.

    I don't think either of the three parties would garner enough electoral votes and the House would have to choose the president. I wonder which of the three would have the most friends in the House?
     
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    Uh, with Nancy Pelosi in charge, let me guess......
     
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    Well, each state gets one vote (hoping I am remembering my Civics here :) ) so the Speaker would have very little power. I think each state can decide how to cast their one vote.
     
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    The popular vote does count, but only within every state. In most states there is some measure of legal requirement for the electors to vote for the one they were chosen to support, at least on the first ballot.
     

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