10/12/2000

It takes 270 electoral votes

Filed under:General — eric @ 2:35 am

It takes 270 electoral votes to win the presidential election. There are several interactive pages that let you assign to states to candidates and come up with an electoral vote total, based on polls or your own whim. Here’s one of the best I’ve found, from MSNBC. Like several others I’ve done, based as best I could from current polling data, my results show both candidates receiving 269 electoral votes. Exciting! If this happens, Congress gets involved. It hasn’t happened in a long time, though people thought it a possibility when Perot ran the first time. Three strong parties would make getting a majority much more difficult, but it’s exciting to see the same thing can happen with only two candidates.

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