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In the event of a tie vote in the electoral college (or if no candidate gets a majority), the House of Representatives chooses the president from the top three candidates in a special mode of election in which each state's delegation gets one vote.

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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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If there is a tie or no majorit in the electoral college votes how is it decided who would be president?

If the electoral college is not able to elect a President, the election goes to the House of Representatives.

What electoral duty does the house have?

In the event of a Electoral College tie, the House of Representative will be called upon to break the tie and elect the President.

What if no candidates receive the majority vote and has this ever happened?

If the United-States Presidential Election ends in a tie then Congress has to elect a President themselves, if the Democrats would be the Majority in Congress then they would vote for the Candidate running for President for their Party and he would be elected President of the United-States, and if the Republicans had the Majority in Congress then they would elect the Candidate running for President for their Party or so I've been told. I hope this answer helps :).

It takes 270 electoral votes to elect a president. what is the fewest number it would take to elect a president?

There are a total of 538 electoral votes available. One half of 538 is 269, so it would take at least 270 electoral votes to win. If there is a tie, then the House of Representatives will elect the President and Vice President.

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What tie can the vice president break?

If you mean, who would break a tie in an election for President, the answer is: "If no candidate receives a majority of electoral votes, the House of Representatives elects the President from the 3 Presidential candidates who received the most electoral votes. Each State delegation has one vote. The Senate would elect the Vice President from the 2 Vice Presidential candidates with the most electoral votes. Each Senator would cast one vote for Vice President. If the House of Representatives fails to elect a President by Inauguration Day, the Vice-President Elect serves as acting President until the deadlock is resolved in the House." See the related link below.

Can the house of representatives elect the president?

Yes, the responsibility of electing the U. S. President falls to the U. S. House of Representatives when the electoral college fails to elect a clear winner, with an absolute majority of electoral votes.

Who decides who the president is if there is a tie?

In the event of a tie, the House of Representatives breaks it - but each state has only 1 vote, instead of each House member voting. The Senate breaks the tie for the Vice President. This was put into action by the 12th amendment.

Which branch of congress would choose the vice president if there was a tie?


What happens if there is a tie in the senate and there is no vice president?

Under the Senate's rules, a bill has to receive a majority (meaning more than half) of the votes to pass. Therefore, if there is a tie and there is no Vice President to break the tie, the bill fails because is has not received a majority. A previous answer asserted that the President Pro Tempore would break the tie--however, the President Pro Tem is a Senator and therefore would presumably have already voted.

Who Act as president of the senate?

The Vice President of the United States is the President of the Senate.. He can not vote unless there is a tie but he can vote to break a tie. Such is his only power.

What is the difference between the vice president and the president pro-tempore of the Senate?

The vice-president of the United States serves as the president of the Senate. He is elected by the electoral college that elects the President of the US. He is not a senator and can only vote in the case of a tie. The president pro-tempore is elected by the Senate from among its members. By tradition they elect the majority party member with the longest seniority in the Senate.