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  • What if it is 269 to 269?

    A tie in the Electoral College system us unlikely, but possible.

    What then?
    Will the Media go 24-hour single event coverage, again?
    I know that Congress would be called on to break the tie, but enough of those are Bush Babys to make it doubtful for Trump even with a Republican majority.

    Is years of litigious B.S. inevitable, no matter what happens tomorrow?
    "Why is the Rum gone?"

    -Captain Jack

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    It takes 270toWin. If neither candidate gets a majority of the 538 electoral votes, the election for President is decided in the House of Representatives, with each state delegation having one vote. A majority of states (26) is needed to win. Senators would elect the Vice-President, with each Senator having a vote.
    Credo quia absurdum.


    Quantum mechanics describes nature as absurd from the point of view of common sense. And yet it fully agrees with experiment. So I hope you can accept nature as She is - absurd! - Richard Feynman

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    • #3
      I say we give Trump and Hillary baseball bats and the last one standing is President...

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      • #4
        What do you think happens?

        Pretty simple.
        “The time has come,” the Walrus said,
        “To talk of many things:
        Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
        Of cabbages—and kings—
        And why the sea is boiling hot—
        And whether pigs have wings.”
        ― Lewis Carroll

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        • #5
          It goes 39 ballots until Jefferson is finally elected

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          • #6
            I quote from Ben Franklin's American Democracy made Easy..

            In case of a tie in the electoral college, Congress shall consult the Capitol Haruspex who will read the entrails of a consecrated sheep on the White House lawn. If the haruspicy is inconclusive, both candidates shall be sacrificed on the first new moon and new elections called within the fortnight.

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            • #7
              In any case, I think we're witnessing the end of American Republic and the beginning of American Empire...just like Caesar and Pompey at the end of Roman Republic.

              Let fireworks begin!
              Major James Holden, Georgia Badgers Militia of Rainbow Regiment, American Civil War

              "Aim small, miss small."

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              • #8
                One elector from Washington(?) says he will not vote for Hilliary.

                That would make it 269-268.

                Do you have to have 270 or just the most?
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                "Any story sounds true until someone tells the other side and sets the record straight." -Proverbs 18:17

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                • #9
                  Screw that ish! Cage match to the Death! Winner gets the office!

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                  • #10
                    No, what we need is White Walkers to unite us lowly mortals!
                    Major James Holden, Georgia Badgers Militia of Rainbow Regiment, American Civil War

                    "Aim small, miss small."

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Cheetah772 View Post
                      No, what we need is White Walkers to unite us lowly mortals!
                      On the whole I've found our neighbors to the North in Canada to be great people. Maybe a little pale but nothing to be afraid of.
                      "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it" Beatrice Evelyn Hall
                      Updated for the 21st century... except if you are criticizing islam, that scares the $hii+e out of me!

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                      • #12
                        How many Libertarians in the House?
                        My Avatar: Ivan W. Henderson Gunner/navigator B-25-26. 117 combat missions. Both Theaters. 11 confirmed kills. DSC.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by BorderRuffian View Post
                          One elector from Washington(?) says he will not vote for Hilliary.

                          That would make it 269-268.

                          Do you have to have 270 or just the most?
                          270.
                          “The time has come,” the Walrus said,
                          “To talk of many things:
                          Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
                          Of cabbages—and kings—
                          And why the sea is boiling hot—
                          And whether pigs have wings.”
                          ― Lewis Carroll

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Cheetah772 View Post
                            In any case, I think we're witnessing the end of American Republic and the beginning of American Empire...just like Caesar and Pompey at the end of Roman Republic.

                            Let fireworks begin!
                            I have been saying that for years.

                            If we get Trump, it stays reasonable for a while, if Clinton wins I go dark and post no more political content, anywhere.
                            It won't be a healthy thing to do anymore.
                            "Why is the Rum gone?"

                            -Captain Jack

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by The Exorcist View Post
                              , if Clinton wins I go dark and post no more political content, anywhere..
                              YEAAAAAHH !!!

                              GO CLINTON ,GOOOO !!!
                              That rug really tied the room together

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