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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.

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In this case, the newly elected House of Representatives choose the president using a special procedure outlined in the US Constitution.

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