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If no president candidate receive a majority of electoral votes, the president is elected by the House of Representatives. Each state is allowed one vote.

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If there is not a majority for one candidate in the Electoral College. See the Twelfth Amendment.


The President and VP are formally elected by the Electoral College. In the event that a candidate does not receive a majority of electoral votes, then the House elects the President and the Senate elects the VP.


The US is not a democracy because, the president is not elected by the majority of public votes, but by electoral college votes. There are cases when the candidate winning the majority of the polled votes was not declared elected, but the candidate who lost majority votes was.


Yes unless no candidate gets a majority of the electoral votes. In this event, the election is decided by the House of Representatives.


The winner of the popular vote in each state usually receives all the electoral votes from that state. The candidate with the majority of electoral votes is elected president.


The House of Representatives elected the president. The 12th Amendment to the Constitution (1803) requires the House to "immediately" elect a president in the event no candidate gets an electoral majority. There were 4 candidates in the 1824 election and none received a majority of electoral votes, requiring the House to make the decision as to who would be President of the US.


If no candidate receives a majority of electoral votes, the Twelfth Amendment of the United States Constitution provides that the U.S. House of Representatives will select the president, with each of the fifty state delegations casting one vote, and the U.S. Senate will select the vice-president.


That could only happen if nobody received an absolute majority of the electoral votes and the House of Representatives elected the candidate who had the majority vote.


the majority vote of the electoral college


A candidate has to win 270 or more electoral votes.


Such is possible because of the indirect way in which the president is elected. In most states all of a states electoral votes go to the same candidate . Therefore a candidate can win by a narrow majority in a few large states and lose by a big majority in small states and win the electoral votes with a minority of popular votes.


The president of the United States is elected to office by the electoral college as opposed to popular vote. Any candidate who wins the presidency has to have a majority of at least 270 electoral votes. If no candidate receives a majority, the election will need to be decided via a procedure outlined in the Twelfth Amendment of the Constitution.


If no candidate receives a majority of electoral votes, the Twelfth Amendment of the United States Constitution provides that the U.S. House of Representatives will select the president, with each of the fifty state delegations casting one vote, and the U.S. Senate will select the vice-president.


The majority of votes in the general election does not matter. Rather, it is the vote of the electoral college (elected by voters) which decides who becomes president.


The President and Vice President of the United States are elected by the U.S. Electoral College.


Electors are elected by popular vote but the president is elected by the electoral college. A president candidate can win the popular vote and still not win if he doesn't win the electoral college.


The president of the United States is not elected by direct popular vote, but rather by the electoral college. A mere 538 people, chosen by voters in all the states are the ones who actually elect the president. The candidate with the majority of electoral votes wins the presidency.


A majority of the Electors in the Electoral College


False!!!!Per the US Constitution, the Electoral College actually is the body that elects the President. There have been some elections in the past where the popular vote was won by a candidate, but the Electoral College elected another candidate.


If no candidate receives a majority of electoral votes, the Twelfth Amendment of the United States Constitution provides that the U.S. House of Representatives will select the president, with each of the fifty state delegations casting one vote, and the U.S. Senate will select the vice-president.


A majority of votes by the electoral college :)


who chooses the president if he is not elected with majority of electoral votes


No candidate won the majority of the electoral vote, so in accordance with the law, The House of Representatives chose the president and they elected Adams.


The candidate who receives the most electoral votes wins the presidency. It is possible to lose the popular vote but win the electoral vote to be elected president.


If there is not majority in the Electoral College, the vote goes to the House of Representatives. The president is then elected by a majority of states representatives.



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