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The 269 Show Down
Transcript of The 269 Show Down
Mitt Romney tied in the Presidential Election.
Both receiving 269 Electoral College votes A tie has now occurred
three times in American
history. In 1800, 1824, and
now, 2012. The senate remains democratic. Joe Biden won the majority vote and has remained the Vice President of the United States of America. Since there is a tie, the senate will elect the
vice president. So What Happens Next? The 12th Amendment to the Constitution
provides that the House of Representatives
decides the Presidential Election in the result of a tie. Each state delegate within the House gets one
vote toward the new President. Totaling in 50 votes The house of representatives stayed republican and the majority vote was for Governor Mitt Romney. Romney has become the 45th President of the United States of America! The Electoral College is a body of people representing the states of the US, who formally cast votes for the election of the president and vice president What Is The ? THIS JUST IN: Each Senator gets one vote, and can choose from the top 2 candidates who receive votes from the Electoral College. The candidate who gets 51 votes will be the Vice-President on January 20th. the House of Representatives cannot come up with a winner by January 20th? Then whomever the Senate elects as Vice-President becomes President until the House can pick a President.
If the Senate is also unable to reach a decision by January 20th, then the Speaker of the House becomes the temporary President. Therefore, John Boehner could temporarily become President.
If John Boehner does not want the job, which is possible, then Daniel Inouye, the President pro-tem (President of the Senate when the Vice-President is not there) would become President until the House selects the President. Boehner may turn the temporary position down because the second he becomes interim President, the House of Representatives would have to pick a new Speaker, and upon his return, he would be a "regular" member of the Congress. He would no longer be Speaker of the House, if he were to take the job as President. BUT What IF... Americas Future: One can only guess what the future holds for America. With both a Republican and Democratic leading the White House the next four years could be the most productive term we have seen this century.... or a complete disaster! We will just have to wait to see...