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On today’s Show we will discuss the ramifications of a close vote in the general election for President. As has occurred in the past, a candidate could lose the popular vote—by a significant number of votes—and win the electoral college. The latter is the important determinant in who occupies the Oval Office.
There are circumstances under which the vote could go to the House of Representatives. Article II, Sec. 3 of the United States Constitution sets out the method by which the President and Vice-President are chosen by the electoral college. That process was tweaked by the Twelfth Amendment after the fiasco that followed the election of 1800. If no individual has a majority in the electoral college, the House of Representatives determines the winner, the House voting by delegation. At present, the Republicans hold 31 delegations and the Democrats 17, with two delegations split.
We shoot at 11 this morning.
Next week we will forecast the general election. Our guests will be Jon Easter, Matt Stone, and Jeff Cox.

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Comment by Paul K. Ogden on October 27, 2012 at 8:24am

Mark, the 12th Amendment replaced the electoral college provisions in Article II, Section 3.

See, I did read your blog.

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