US Election 2020: Senate-House members will decide President if both of them got equal seats


The way the US presidential election is getting complicated, it is also not going to rule out the possibility that the results may be tied. There are 270 electoral votes for the candidate to win out of a total of 538 electoral votes. If no candidate is able to garner so many votes, then members of the states in the House of Representatives and the Senate will elect the President. These members are to be sworn in on January 3.

One vote is considered for each state in the House, i.e. a total of 50 votes. It does not have votes in proportion to the population, as it does when the electoral college votes. The Republican Party currently controls 26 states and the Democratic Party holds 22. But the newly elected members have to decide which president they choose, so the equation can change.

President and Vice President from different parties

The President and the Vice President can also be elected from different parties if the votes of 50 state members are formed in the House. This would be because the Senate would have already elected the Vice President by a majority. It may be of a different party from the party that won the majority at the time of voting for the President.

Command the Vice-President until elected President

Even in the House of Representatives, Trapp and Biden get 25-25 votes, then the presidential election will be postponed till the first day of the new term i.e. the oath. This time the oath is to be held on 20 January 2021. Meanwhile, members of the Senate will elect the Vice-President with a simple majority. Voting in the house will continue till a candidate gets 26 votes. Meanwhile, the Vice-President will continue to serve as the President.

Nancy Pelosi can also become Executive President!

This is also possible in American politics. Indeed, if senators are independent at the time of voting for the post of Vice President in the Senate. If there is a tie here, the Speaker of the House is made the Vice-President. Nancy Pelosi is currently the Speaker of the House. In such a situation, she can not only become the Vice President but will also be considered as the Executive President till the election of the new President.

House elected president twice in nearly two hundred years

The President was elected twice by the House in American history after the Electoral College vote was tied -

Over the years Thomas Jefferson defeated Aaron Barr, at which time both were members of the same Democratic Republic Party. Both received 73-73 of the electoral college votes. The House then voted where Jefferson was elected the third President of the United States.

In 1824, a second electoral college vote was again tied between two Democratic-Republican candidates, John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson. Here the House made Adams President by giving him a majority.