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# Who decides a presidential election if no one receives a majority of electoral college vote?

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If no candidate for President receives an absolute electoral majority of 270 votes out of the 538 possible, then the new House of Representatives is required by law to go into session immediately to vote for President. The election is held on a special way- each state gets one vote.

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This event occurs if no candidate receives a majority of the electoral vote.

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If no candidate receives a majority of the electoral votes&#65292;the house votes by state to decide the winner.

If no candidate receives the majority of the electoral votes, the House of Representatives will choose the president from the top three using a special procedure in which state gets one vote. The Congressmen from each state have to decide how to cast their state's vote.

If the Electoral College is deadlocked, the House of Representatives decides.They must use a special rule for voting in which every state gets one vote.

If nobody receives a majority of the electoral votes, the US Senate elects a vice-president from among the three highest candidates.