What If They Tied?

Discussion in 'Elections' started by Chicago1871, Oct 28, 2004.

  1. Chicago1871

    Chicago1871 Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Electoral College tie could be mother of all messes
     
  2. chad

    chad Member+

    Jun 24, 1999
    chicago
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Shootout?
     
  3. Unorthodox Yank

    Feb 27, 2001
    Constant Flux
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I do not even want to think about the possibility of that happening.
     
  4. Chicago1871

    Chicago1871 Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The last time this happened the US ended up with Jefferson as president and Burr as vice president...we all know how that situation got worked out. ;)
     
  5. IntheNet

    IntheNet New Member

    Nov 5, 2002
    Northern Virginia
    Club:
    Blackburn Rovers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    "Bush could end up with Democrat John Edwards"

    Oh that's just sick... godawful sick...
     
  6. obie

    obie New Member

    Nov 18, 1998
    NY, NY
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If the EC is tied 269-269, Bush and Cheney should both resign and tell their electors to vote for Kerry / Edwards.

    Actually, I would say they should do that under any result.
     
  7. Claymore

    Claymore Member

    Jul 9, 2000
    Montgomery Vlg, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thunderdome.

    All Kerry would need is a whistle and a sledghammer.
     
  8. Lanky134

    Lanky134 New Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    134, 3, 6
    What if you bit me?
     
  9. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nope, the last time it happened John Quincy Adams became POTUS. He had gotten fewer EC votes than Andrew Jackson, but cut a deal with...Henry Clay?
     
  10. Chicago1871

    Chicago1871 Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Lets all laugh at the history geek. ;)
     
  11. Matt in the Hat

    Matt in the Hat Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 21, 2002
    Brooklyn
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There will be no tie. Some elector will change their vote to make it 270-268. Really piss alot of people off.
     
  12. Dolemite

    Dolemite Member+

    Apr 2, 2001
    East Bay, Ca
    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Claymore again.



    as long as who ever wins takes us to tomorrow-morrow land, i'll be happy
     
  13. JohnnyCash

    JohnnyCash New Member

    Jan 23, 2004
    NOrVA
    Didn't someone in West Virginia's electoral college say that they would vote for kerry even if the State went for bush?
     
  14. Chicago1871

    Chicago1871 Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yep. Well sort of.
     
  15. Chicago1871

    Chicago1871 Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    From the article.
     
  16. Matt in the Hat

    Matt in the Hat Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 21, 2002
    Brooklyn
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So that means he may not vote for either in which case Kerry wins 269-268-1
     
  17. TheSlipperyOne

    TheSlipperyOne Member+

    Feb 29, 2000
    Denver
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Brilliant. I gave you rep for it, but I had to say it here also.
     
  18. TheSlipperyOne

    TheSlipperyOne Member+

    Feb 29, 2000
    Denver
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Good one. I started a thread about that but forgot. The elector said he probably wouldn't cast the vote for Dubya but for someone else like Cheney or what not. Not one for Kerry but not one for Bush.

    Since that would make it 269-268-1 would Kerry win or would it still have to go to Congress because neither reached the necessary number?

    And don't forget that Colorado has the proposition that can effect the division of electoral votes also.
     
  19. Matt in the Hat

    Matt in the Hat Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 21, 2002
    Brooklyn
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wait, I screwed up. It HAS to be a majority to become president.
     
  20. John Galt

    John Galt Member

    Aug 30, 2001
    Atlanta
    Only if he gets it right. The real issue with the corrupt bargain was that the three prevented each other from having a majority, not that there was a tie. Still, kudos to superdave for coming up with Henry Clay.
     
  21. TheSlipperyOne

    TheSlipperyOne Member+

    Feb 29, 2000
    Denver
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    In all of my posting today I forgot to say it's pretty obvious how it should be decided if there is a tie.

    Logically the popular winner should be declared the winner. But this is American-style elections so logic can go right out the winner.
     
  22. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I thought "this" meant "it goes to the US House," not "tie."

    [Bush]Of course I know that wasn't a tie. Of course I know that.[/Bush]

    So there. :D :p
     
  23. skipshady

    skipshady New Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Orchard St, NYC
    So do we go straight to shootout with no overtime? Or are we doing silver goals?
     
  24. TheSlipperyOne

    TheSlipperyOne Member+

    Feb 29, 2000
    Denver
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    What's a silver goal?

    I just think if there is a tie then the people should have the say and that means the popular vote should determine the winner.
     
  25. Paddy31

    Paddy31 Member

    Aug 27, 2004
    Pukekohe, NZ
    Ther should be a televised debate...during which the candidates have raisinettes shoved up their arseholes. The one with the most candy up their bum wins.

    It's a tried and tested form of democratic election. I believe its how the president of the rowing club at Eton is chosen. Prince Edward was a keen participant, I understand.

    Since this is a very important election, perhaps a more substantial chocolate should be used, like Milk Dud or Maltesers? However, the use of Toblerone could be most entertaining (although possibly banned under the 7th amendment).
     

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