What happens if Trump and Biden get 269 votes each?
WASHINGTON D.C. (Times Media Mexico) – The US election is looking like it’s going to be close between Donald Trump and Joe Biden – but what happens in the event that they tie in the electoral college? So far, it is unclear whether the Trump will be getting a second term, or whether Biden has done enough to win. With key swing states yet to call a winner, it’s going to be a close call.
To win the US election a candidate needs to get 270 electoral college votes out of a possible 538. So what happens if it’s a tie, and each candidate wins 269 votes each?
In the scenario that Trump and Biden win 269 electoral college votes each, the House of Representatives will choose the President, and the Senate will choose the Vice President.
In the House of Representatives, each state has one vote regardless of population. That vote will go to whichever party controls the state’s delegation. As it stands, the Republican Party controls the delegation in 26 states, while the Democrat Party controls 22 states.
The other states currently have a tied delegation, with an equal number of Republican and Democrat representatives.
But it’s the newly sworn-in House and Senate that would decide the President and Vice President, not the current Congress.
The Yucatan Times
more recommended stories
Dog rescued from the depths of a cenote in Yucatán
VALLADOLID, YUCATAN (December 4, 2020).- A.
Trump: The man who doesn’t know how to lose adds up to 30 defeats since the election
One after another, the judges have.
New Report Addresses COVID-19 & Climate Change
The most recent report compiled by.
The Unique Digital Identity Card in Mexico. Identification or control of AMLO’s government?
The new identity tool will be.
Pentagon blocked Biden’s intelligence transition team from meeting with agencies
WASHINGTON D.C. (CNN) – According to.
AMLO’s political party Morena, go against land ownership.
Among its arguments, the controversial initiative.
Mérida Airport will be able to receive up to 4.5 million passengers per year
In February 2021, the first stage.
Racist Christians tore down California’s Monolith. – Video.
“We don’t want illegals from Mexico.
These are Italy’s new rules for Christmas travel
While other countries may be relaxing.
Felipa Obrador and Pío López: AMLO’s relatives pointed out by corruption and nepotism.
The most recent corruption case in.