What happens if there's a tie on Election Day?

It's been an unpredictable election cycle so far, and you never know, there could be an unexpected outcome. What happens if there's a tie?

It would go to the House of Representatives. Each state would get one vote, so the winner would need 26 votes.

If Republicans maintain control of the House, it would seem like Trump would win, but not so fast.

The electors in the mysterious Electoral College don't actually vote until December 19, and only half of states require the electors to vote for the candidate who won their state on election night.

So, there's a tiny chance, even if it appears there's a tie on election night, a rogue elector could put one candidate over the edge. It’s a very small chance, and nothing bizarre has happened in this election, right?


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