What were to happen if the tipping point state were to end with an exact tie?
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« on: November 25, 2021, 10:02:44 AM »

Basically neither side gets to 270 without this state, but it ends in a tie
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« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2021, 08:19:14 PM »
« Edited: November 26, 2021, 08:23:49 PM by Skill and Chance »

State law generally controls the breaking of ties.  A majority of states use a game of chance, so the two tied presidential candidates would appear together and draw a straw or flip a coin or a judge would draw an envelope with a name out of a jar.  New Mexico uses a hand of poker. 

A significant minority of states call for a new election to resolve the tie, but IDK how that would work in a presidential race.  It would be a total mess with the EC certification deadlines. 

A handful of states let another elected official pick the winner unilaterally (usually the governor).
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2021, 02:03:46 AM »


Man, that would be a hilarious hypothetical if the two candidates had to play poker to decide the presidency.
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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2021, 08:40:12 AM »


Man, that would be a hilarious hypothetical if the two candidates had to play poker to decide the presidency.


Flip NH to Gore in 2000 and all the recounts and litigation go to NM (Gore by 366 votes as certified).  This might well have been how it ended!
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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2021, 12:09:55 PM »


Man, that would be a hilarious hypothetical if the two candidates had to play poker to decide the presidency.


Imagine if one of them got like a Royal Flush
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« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2021, 12:39:02 PM »

Kevin Costner gets to decide the election.
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« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2021, 08:51:02 PM »

whatever state law says happens in a tie happens, but imagine the unrest happening on either side because of a coin flip or something lol
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