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What if the 2012 Presidential Election Ends in a Tie? [The joke could be on Obama!]
Hispanic Business ^ | October 25, 2012 | Thomas Fitzgerald

Posted on 10/25/2012 10:09:48 AM PDT by Bender2

What if the 2012 Presidential Election Ends in a Tie?
October 25, 2012
Thomas Fitzgerald


The final days of a close race for the White House, like the one now unfolding between President Obama and Mitt Romney, are always loud, tense, and messy, but most end with a clear result.

What if this year is different, and Nov. 6 is only the beginning of the chaos?

What if it ends in a tie?

An Electoral College tie -- with each man getting 269 votes instead of the 270 needed to win -- is possible, analysts say, a result that would unleash enough political and legal disorder to make people yearn for the tamer controversy over "hanging chads" in the 2000 Florida recount.

In a tie scenario, the Constitution says the House of Representatives would choose the next president, and the Senate would choose the vice president -- provided no members of the Electoral College desert their candidate. There's a term for this phenomenon: faithless electors.

(Excerpt) Read more at hispanicbusiness.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election; tie
This is a possibility... as shown below:

However, the joke... may be on Obama!

1 posted on 10/25/2012 10:09:48 AM PDT by Bender2
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To: Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; Larry Lucido; ..
Here's why the joke may be on The Obamanation:

Maine is one of just two states that allows a presidential candidate to pick-up an electoral vote even if he/she loses the state. President Obama is firmly ahead in Maine's 1st Congressional District, but recent polls show that Romney is within striking distance in Maine's more conservative 2nd District. And, with national pundits beginning to consider the prospect of a tie in the national electoral college, even one electoral vote could make a difference on Election Day.

And what can that lead to? See below:

Here to your 2nd place finish... Barry!

2 posted on 10/25/2012 10:10:50 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

Not this again.


3 posted on 10/25/2012 10:14:25 AM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: svcw

Romney is likely to pick up Ohio which would be enough and now Michigan is looking increasingly winnable and I think Wisconsin is another possible.


4 posted on 10/25/2012 10:17:18 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek
Romney will pick up PA also.

5 posted on 10/25/2012 10:23:07 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: American Constitutionalist

Just an oversight on my part.

Hell I can’t stand Romney but the writing is on the wall writ large. Benghazi was the final straw for Obama and it gets worse by the hour.


6 posted on 10/25/2012 10:26:34 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek
What effect do you see of the storm on the east coast ?
Many will be busy repairing their homes and businesses and Republicans will craw over broken glass and hot asphalt to vote this time around.
Also ? there is another storm Tony in the Atlantic.
Maybe the storm will swing into the Philly Area then swing back up through NJ into the NY area then Boston.

7 posted on 10/25/2012 10:30:15 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: American Constitutionalist

We could sure use some freezing rain in Detroit on election night.


8 posted on 10/25/2012 10:31:53 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Bender2

It won’t. Problem solved.

Ohio will not go to Obama. Difficult to see how it gets tied if Romney wins OH.


9 posted on 10/25/2012 10:34:34 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Reagan @ only 39/Mondale +5/Dukakis +17/McCain +3...panic is unwarranted. So is complacency.)
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To: Bender2

OK, it’s a unlikely overall outcome, but combined with a Romney popular win, my, but the Leftys will SQUEAL!!!


10 posted on 10/25/2012 10:36:20 AM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: cripplecreek

From your keyboard to God’s ears....and in St Louis, and Philly, and Milwaukee.....


11 posted on 10/25/2012 10:37:44 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Proud to be able to LEGALLY Vote TWICE for Paul Ryan)
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To: Bender2

For Obama


12 posted on 10/25/2012 10:38:26 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Soebarkah Soetoro)
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To: cripplecreek
It's quite possible.
DEAR LORD GOD ALMIGHTY PLEASE HEAR OUR PRAYER !

Please let cities like Detroit be effected by freezing rain or heavy snow on election day and night.
Let there be a surprise snow storm be upon the Philly Area ( just Philly God ) ... then up through the liberal areas of NJ then just the liberal areas of NY up through into Boston.

Dear God almighty ? please in Jesus name only let the liberal areas be effected by the cold weather... AMEN.
13 posted on 10/25/2012 10:41:36 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Mygirlsmom

All across Michigan the papers are endorsing Romney now. Even in Detroit.


14 posted on 10/25/2012 10:41:46 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Tony is out to sea and heading east. No chance for US landfall.


15 posted on 10/25/2012 10:42:53 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: American Constitutionalist

We’re expecting the first snow by Tuesday or Wednesday right on schedule.


16 posted on 10/25/2012 10:43:02 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Bender2

It won’t be a joke and no one will be laughing. The left already hold great contempt for the Constitution after 2000. This time might bust a gasket if its tossed to the House. Those threatened riots on Twitter by those lacking an education on how the Constitution works just might actually happen.

But I don’t think that scenario is likely. If Romney wins IA and/or NV (Dirty Harry knows how to win close races, wink, wink) then he’s gonna win OH and NH.


17 posted on 10/25/2012 10:45:03 AM PDT by The Hound Passer
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To: Mygirlsmom
DEAR GOD ? LET IT HAPPEN AND LET IT BE SO ! but keep everyone safe.

DEAR GOD ? LET ONLY THOSE LIBERAL AREAS BE EFFECTED BY BAD HARSH WEATHER, but, let everyone be safe. ~ AMEN !




18 posted on 10/25/2012 10:50:16 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: American Constitutionalist

Would hope and think so (PA). As for the ME 2nd dist
scenario it would give new meaning to “As Maine goes so goes the nation”. Or at least part of Maine. I think that dist. tends to go Dem though...home of Stephen King, moonbat (Bangor)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maine%27s_2nd_congressional_district
>> It is the largest district east of the Mississippi River and the 24th-largest overall. The district consists of all of the state north of the Portland and Augusta areas. It includes the cities of Bangor, Lewiston, Auburn, Waterville, and Presque Isle.


19 posted on 10/25/2012 11:01:05 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Bender2

What IF its a ROUT... with 41 million PLUS Tea Party voters that cannot be polled...


20 posted on 10/25/2012 11:17:21 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: hosepipe
That is exactly what I think is going to happen.

Hope someone is around to get a picture of O and Mooche that night.

Priceless is that Tom Daschle loser picture.

21 posted on 10/25/2012 11:37:04 AM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: Bender2

Doesn’t Nebraska also have some kind of split EV system?


22 posted on 10/25/2012 11:44:44 AM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: All; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
This is what... I really expect:


23 posted on 10/25/2012 12:17:40 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: cripplecreek

obama is advertising in California, I do understand some of the ads are national, many are on local stations, news paper ad in last Sunday’s paper. Why?
Even Lois Capps (D) for congress is advertising on the local radio during Limbaugh, weird.
Romney’s train is roaring along.
It appears that Romney is picking up many states previously not in play.
Now that obama, I am raising your taxes and gutting the military info release, I wonder how he could win.
The states you mentioned, are a surprise.


24 posted on 10/25/2012 12:41:19 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: svcw
Michigan has been moving to the right for quite some time now despite the popular opinions of FR.

Back in 04 Kerry only won Michigan by 4 or 5 points. 06 was fairly quiet but my district did remove a moderate and place a conservative congressman in office. 08 was a fluke for obvious reasons but in 2010 the GOP ran the table on the democrats with the democrats picking up exactly zero seats above the county level. This year the democrats are struggling to hold the seats they have and aren't mounting any real challenges for new ones. I can't even tell you the name of the democrat challenger in my district. The democrats lose a seat to redistricting which has led to some infighting there. At the state level the GOP holds the whole deck of cards.

Its also important to note that there's a multi factional civil war brewing within the unions. Private sector Union conservatives are openly supporting Romney and calling for right to work laws while fighting the public sector unions on the ballot initiatives they have on the ballot. Meanwhile individual groups of SEIU employees are splitting off and forming their own unions and some are suing the SEIU.

This is the current congressional make up of Michigan. If it weren't for that stinkin 17th Amendment, Michigan would have 2 GOP senators in DC as well.

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25 posted on 10/25/2012 1:12:56 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

That is good news.
I have seen similar maps of California, and it is surprising how red it really is, contrary to popular opinion.
Unfortunately, liberals coven together in large groups which favors liberals.
(For some reason photobucket has changed their codes for posting, I can’t get the html ones to work, or they are not available, so can’t post the map)


26 posted on 10/25/2012 1:35:55 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: catfish1957

Not to mention several states trying to give their electorial votes to the winner of the national popular vote.

I believe that some states have already changed their laws (all Dem states)to be effective for this election.

Wouldn’t it be great for the states that are always solid Dem to be forced by their own laws to give their electorial votes to Romney?


27 posted on 10/25/2012 3:20:05 PM PDT by dglang
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