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Tied Electoral College

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by saturneptune, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. saturneptune

    saturneptune New Member

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    Look at the different combinations of states possible for a tie this year. If this happens, it could be President Romney and Vice President Biden, if the Senate stays Democrat

    http://www.270towin.com/presidentia...main=FL,PA,OH,MI,NC,VA,WI,CO,IA,NV,NH&me=&ne=

    It is obvious the House will remain Republican which elects the President in case of a tie. Each state gets one vote. That means the one represenative from Wyoming has as much vote as the 55 together from California. In the Senate, I believe it is one Senator, one vote. It is possible to have two different parties for President and VP in this case.
     
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    In the event of such a scenario, it's a good thing Romney's in seemingly good health.
     
  3. Andy T.

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    It would probably create a whole new environment for the Secret Service with heightened concerns of assassination attempts. Seriously, think about it.
     
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    Time to elect the president by popular vote. Half the states would never be bothered by presidential election commercials or have their traffic blocked by a presidential visit. Let him reign from afar.
     
  5. saturneptune

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    If an electoral college tie was declared before the Congress went back into session January 3, no doubt there would be numerous court challanges in any states that were anywhere near close on both sides. Between that and the way Congree operates, it would be a Constitutional nightmare.
     
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    Talk about a mess, think of the impact even 1-2 'faithless electors' could have if the electoral count turns out to be that close.

    And yes, I am a firm supporter of state election of the president as opposed to popular election. He is the President of the United States. Those states should choose him, not the overall populace.
     
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  7. saturneptune

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    Very good point. If the electoral college does tie, a faithless elector could take the decision out of the hands of Congress. On the other hand, a faithless elector could cause the tie.

    I am amazed at the election in the House. The Congressman from Wyoming has the same vote as 55 Congressmen from California. In the present situation, the Republicans would control the Presidency and the Democrats the VP.
     
  8. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    That is because the states elect the chief executive, not the general populace. I love the system. I am a big state's rightest. The founding fathers, from all appearances were very opposed to the idea of political parties.
     
  9. Magnetic Poles

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    Maybe go back to the original method. First place vote getter is President, second place is VP. Could be interesting. :=)
     
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