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Old 09-27-2008, 07:52 AM
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Originally Posted by cottonwood2420 View Post
Has this ever happened before?
That's a good question. I'm curious to find this out myself. The initial scenario listed is indeed quite possible, as I now think PA, one of the nation's largest toss-up states, is going to be safely going for Sen. Obama. Minnesota has gone Democratic for a number of recent elections, as has Iowa. Virginia might be the sole deciding factor, as it too has become a "purple" state thanks to the influx of Yankee transplants to NoVA. I also happen to think that by the 2020 election that North Carolina will also become a "purple" state.
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Old 09-27-2008, 08:32 AM
Location: Washington state
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Originally Posted by ocexpo View Post
McCain NEEDS 270 to win. Obama only needs 269.

And, if McCain somehow wins NH, he will win PA. They are almost always a packaged deal. He will win neither or both. I just dont see this 269 split being likely....are there any other 4 electoral states that McCain could possibly win in lieu of NH?
Incorrect, again. Bush won NH in 2000 but Gore won PA.
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Old 09-27-2008, 08:33 AM
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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Originally Posted by Mircea View Post
It's unlikely there would be a tie. The Electors can vote for whoever they want. In close states, you might see Electors flip-flopping. Don't underestimate the power of notoriety.
If that happened, there would be riots in the streets- no matter who won.
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Old 09-27-2008, 04:02 PM
Location: East Coast
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There's also the chance of the House and Senate votes being deadlocked (both President and Vice President). In which case, according to the Constitution, we'd have President Pelosi!
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