Who Breaks an Electoral College Tie?

It’s possible that a presidential election could end up in an Electoral College tie. When you cast a vote for a specific presidential candidate in the general election, you are actually voting for that candidate’s electors. And as Austin Thompson explained, “as a matter of clarification, the result in November is just a guideline; the real action is in December, when the Electoral College votes.” It is not until each state’s chosen electors cast their votes, that the formality of the election is complete. To win the presidency, a candidate must win 270 electoral votes, or a majority of the … Continue reading Who Breaks an Electoral College Tie?