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RE: Nevada Dem Governor
(05-31-2019 11:22 AM)king king Wrote:  
(05-30-2019 04:38 PM)Native Georgian Wrote:  Honest question to the proponents of this scheme: in a Kennedy/Nixon-type scenario, where the winner of the nationwide popular vote is unclear for a period several months (if ever), what do we do in the meantime?

Interesting question.

I'm wondering if the answer can be found here?

In the case of an Electoral College deadlock or if no candidate receives the majority of votes, a “contingent election” is held. The election of the President goes to the House of Representatives. Each state delegation casts one vote for one of the top three contenders to determine a winner.
Well, yeah, that’s the system we have now with the Electoral College. But my question is, how would such disputes get resolved under a pure popular-vote system. Sounds like a recipe for mass chaos (not to mention violence).

Quote:Only two Presidential elections (1800 and 1824) have been decided in the House.
Though not officially a contingent election, in 1876, South Carolina, Florida, and Louisiana submitted certificates of elections for both candidates. A bipartisan commission of Representatives, Senators, and Supreme Court Justices, reviewed the ballots and awarded all three state’s electoral votes to Rutherford B. Hayes of Ohio, who won the presidency by a single electoral vote.
That commission was comprised of 8 Republicans and 7 Democrats. Every dispute was resolved on a pure party-line vote of 8-7. Democrats thereafter referred to President Hayes as “Old 8-to-7”.

After the hanging-chad drama in Florida in 2000, I thought the Democrats would refer to Bush as “Old 5-to-4” but I never heard anybody say that.
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Bipartisan committes are usually crap. All committees in Congress are bipartisan
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RE: Nevada Dem Governor
(05-31-2019 11:10 AM)solohawks Wrote:  Smart enough to realize it would be dumb for Nevada to turn itself into flyover country for presidential election purposes. Kudos to him


I'm truly amazed that so many states are ignorant of this very simple fact. Candidates will push hard for votes in the most populous states and ignore these states completely, other than taking their money
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