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Old 09-26-2008, 11:46 PM
 
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If McCain wins the toss up states of New Hampshire, Ohio, Virginia, and Florida; and Obama wins Colorado, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa, than that would make the electoral votes tied at 269 each. Here is an article that would explain what would happen in that scenario:

Washington Times - 269 tie: An electoral college 'doomsday'?
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Old 09-27-2008, 02:04 AM
 
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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?
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Old 09-27-2008, 02:08 AM
 
Location: Avondale, Chicago
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McCain NEEDS 270 to win. Obama only needs 269.
How do you figure?

And this would be a good time for me to say, once again, that the EC needs to go, and failing that, if there is an electoral tie, it's decided on popular vote.

It really doesn't need to be this damn complicated.
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Old 09-27-2008, 02:18 AM
 
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WOW!!!!!!!

An Obama/Palin ticket.....that would be nuts.
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Old 09-27-2008, 02:38 AM
 
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A less likely, but still possible 269-269 split would be if
Obama wins: Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Colorado, Minnesota, Wisconsin
McCain wins: Michigan, Ohio, Florida, and Nevada

or

Obama wins: Colorado, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania
McCain wins: Nevada, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Virginia, and New Hampshire

or

Obama wins: Nevada, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania
McCain wins: Colorado, Ohio, Virginia

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Old 09-27-2008, 02:41 AM
 
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McCain NEEDS 270 to win. Obama only needs 269.
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How do you figure?
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Old 09-27-2008, 03:00 AM
 
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How do you figure?

And this would be a good time for me to say, once again, that the EC needs to go, and failing that, if there is an electoral tie, it's decided on popular vote.

It really doesn't need to be this damn complicated.
The House is Democrat controlled, so it would be Obama that wins. The Senate is split with Lieberman being decider, so Palin would be VP.

McCain has to get 270...the house wont vote for him.
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Old 09-27-2008, 03:09 AM
 
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The House is Democrat controlled, so it would be Obama that wins. The Senate is split with Lieberman being decider, so Palin would be VP.

McCain has to get 270...the house wont vote for him.
Thank you for answering.
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Old 09-27-2008, 05:31 AM
 
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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.
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Old 09-27-2008, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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Has this ever happened before?
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