What Happens In The Case Of Trump-Clinton Tie In Electoral Votes? [Graphic]
We are now just hours away from the polls opening in Louisiana and a new possibility has emerged that could have Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tied in electoral votes. Analysts at 270towin.com say there is about a 10-12% chance of this actually happening tomorrow night. (see above map)
In the case of a tie vote, the presidential contest is to be decided in the House of Representatives, under a very odd system in which the House votes by state delegations.
Under the 12th Amendment to the Constitution, a candidate must win a majority (at least 26) of the states. Under the current partisan make-up of Congress, 33 House state delegations are controlled by the Republicans, 14 by Democrats. Three are tied. Most election law experts agree the newly elected House decides.