There’s Still the Possibility of a 269-269 Electoral College Tie – Here’s What Would Happen Next


It’s two days after the presidential election, and we still don’t have a winner. To win, one of the candidates must receive 270 electoral votes. With several states still counting ballots, however, it could still be a while before either President Donald Trump or former Vice President Joe Biden reaches that threshold. In fact, it’s even possible that each candidate finishes the race with 269 electoral votes each – meaning neither finishes with enough to win the election outright. Though unlikely, if there’s a tie in the Electoral College, the selections of our next president and vice president would be made by Congress. So, how could a tie come about?

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