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Because of the 12th amendment the house of representatives may be called on to elect a president. if no candidate receives a majority of the electoral votes for president, the house of representatives, voting by states, must decide the issuing that situation, it must choose from among the 3 highest contenders in the electoral college balloting. Each state has but one vote to cast, and a majority of the states is necessary for election.

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