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269-269 tie a real possibilty...Romney-Obama adminstration?

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The likelihood that President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will each net 269 electoral votes in November, instead of the 270 needed to win, is actually not so far fetched and for close observers of the Electoral College system, a tie would set off a wave of constitutional and political mayhem that would make the 2000 Florida recount seem like a tidy affair. Here is how it can happen. Basically If Obama wins the 2004 John Kerry states and win Ohio and New Mexico a tie would occur. Let's pray to God this disaster does not take place.

STATES WON:

Romney:

Idaho

Nevada

Utah

Montana

Arizona

Colorado

Wyoming

Montana

Alaska

North Dakota

South Dakota

Nebraska

Kansas

Oklahoma

Texas

Iowa

Missouri

Arkansas

Louisiana

Mississippi

Alabama

Florida

Georgia

Tennessee

North Carolina

South Carolina

Kentucky

Virginia

West Virginia

Indiana

TOTAL: 269

Obama:

Washington State

Oregon

California

New Mexico

Minnesota

Wisconsin

Illinois

Michigan

Ohio

Hawaii

Pennsylvania

New York

Maine

Vermont

New Hampshire

Massachusetts

Connecticut

Rhode Island

New Jersey

Delaware

Maryland

Washington DC

TOTAL: 269

If this scenario takes place, The house of representatives selects the president and the senate selects the VP

The GOP controls the house and the democrats control the senate. The house could still select Romney even if Obama wins the popular vote. That would really set of a storm. If the senate wanted to really screw the GOP they could select Obama as vice president and Obama could step down as VP in 2016 and run for his second term. Paul Ryan would be out of the equation if this occurs. Folks this could easily happen and congressional leaders would probably need secret service protection after such an ordeal.

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^^don't worry. If this actually happened, the US Supreme Court would move in and appoint a president. Just like they did in the year 2000.

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