What will happen if the US presidential election ends in a tie in the electoral college? If Donald Trump and Joe Biden get equal votes, how will the election be decided?

The US presidential election is based on electoral votes. A candidate needs 270 of the 538 electoral votes to win. In such a situation, the question arises as to what will happen if the two candidates are tied for 269-269 votes. Significantly, the vote count began after the November 3 vote, and in the trend so far, Democratic candidate Joe Biden is ahead of Republican candidate Donald Trump.

There are many possibilities
According to the analysis of Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas, 64 possibilities can lead to such a situation. He sees the possibility that voters in the Swing States will vote differently. In the event that the two candidates obtain equal votes, the House of Representatives decides on the election.

How will be decided
A representative of each State is entitled to one vote. In such a situation, a majority of 26 or more votes is required. Democrats hold a majority in the House but Republicans could take advantage of a tie. In swing states like Pennsylvania, Democratic and Republican votes are equal. In such a situation, it is possible to bind here and not vote.

Trump Tower turned into a fort
President Donald Trump was converted at Trump Tower Fort in Manhattan, New York, amid the vote count in the United States. Large numbers of armed security officers surrounded the Trump Tower with their trucks. On the other hand, the police chief warned that if the unrest spreads after the election results, it will seal parts of the city. Current President Donald Trump once lived in this house.

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