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It is impossible for candidates NOT to receive electoral votes. The president is solely elected upon electoral votes.

At the current point in time a candidate MUST receive at least 270 electoral votes to win. If a candidate does not receive 270 votes, the U.S, House of Representatives elects the President from among the 3 candidates receiving the most electoral votes.

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