An Electoral College tie – and what it would mean

The presidential race appears to be getting closer just two and a half weeks before voters will cast the deciding ballots. And more and more, political analysts are suggesting that it’s a very real possibility that nobody will win on Election Day — i.e. the Electoral College vote will wind up knotted at 269.

It’s still very unlikely that such a thing would happen — but it was also unlikely that 537 voters in Florida would decide the presidential race, as they did in 2000.

In other words, it’s worth exploring. [cont.]

Aaron Blake, Washington Post