An Electoral Vote Tie in 2012? It’s a Possibility

Over 200 years ago in 1800 was when the last electoral-vote tie occurred. Electors simply could not decide between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr for the 1800 presidential election. Replace Jefferson and Burr with Romney and Obama, and one may just see the same occur in this election. Chances of an electoral tie for the presidential election are clearly few and far in between, but an electoral-vote tie between Obama and Romney is a very real possibility this November 6. Recent polls have shown Romney neck and neck with the incumbent as the race nears its end, but American voters may not even choose the next president depending on which direction battleground swing states head. For instance: Obama holds every state he won in 2008 along with Virginia and Colorado.…
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