An Electoral College Tie? How do you think that would go down with the left?
Nate Silver reports that the possibility of an electoral college tie is a real possibility if President Obama holds the states Sen. John Kerry won in 2004 along with winning New Mexico and Ohio in addition. "The election would then be thrown to the House of Representatives, which would cast votes based on the provisions of the 12th Amendment. Mitt Romney would probably win such an election, because Republicans will probably control a majority of state delegations in the incoming House of Representatives."
I think our left wing cartoon characters would have their shorts way up their crack. They are already threatening to riot if Obama loses. Imagine how much fun we could have with cracking those noggins. They'd get in more of a frenzy than they do when I write about voter fraud. They would act like someone killed the Pope I'm sure.
I believe he rules dictate that the house would select the president and the senate picks the VP. That means you could have Romney as the President and possibly Biden as the VP. That would be a first, and interesting.
Interesting? If that were to happen I guarantee Biden would change his stripes and thank God that he can remain a career politician.
Crazy Uncle Joe needs to be pastured along with Oblabber Mouth.
Probably true. Biden would likely swith teams faster than Ryan would for Obama if the opposite happened. I think Ryan and Obama are more idealogical and far apart. Biden is about hearing his own voice.
By "left", I assume you mean the Democrats. I'm sure they would make a fuss. But as you pointed out, they could not do anything about it. It would be likely that the count in certain states would be disputed before anyone would allow the election to go into the House. There were scandalous election disputes in 2000 and 2004 that showed us that even a majority in one state could be overturned. Traditionally in the US, close elections are very dangerous for our liberty.
"I assume you mean the Democrats" Duh! Of the two parties concerned where do you find the left? I guess I could have qualified my question more by saying the Looney Left,Communist Left,Socialist Left,Radical Left but theyall vote Democrat,don't they?
I don't think it would go down well with anyone. Let's face it. If it's a tie and Romney winds up President, there will be an outcry. If it's a tie and Obama winds up President, there will be an outcry.
They've predicted a high percentage chance for a tie before though. So far it hasn't happened.
An outcry is one thing - rioting in the streets is another. Don't think Republicans would riot in the street under any circumstances but the left organizes riots all the time. Many of the occupy wall street protests were nothing but organized riots
Riots need financing just like anything else. Romeny will ensure the 1% holds onto 60% of the power.
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