. . . how it works if neither Bush nor Gore has the total number of required electoral votes? Would it mean that Bush would automatically win since the Republicans have the majority in the House of Representatives?
If no presidential candidate receives a majority of the Electoral College votes cast, the U.S. House of Representatives chooses the president from the candidates. The selection is made by a vote of the state delegations in the House, with each delegation allotted one vote. Only two presidents have been selected in this manner: Thomas Jefferson and John Quincy Adams. If no candidate for vice president receives a majority vote, the U.S. Senate makes the selection from the top candidates for the office. Each senator has a single vote.
O.K., let me ask you this then:
Let's just say that there was a tie in the House and the vote does go to the Senate.... What would happen if there was a tie in the Senate as well? Would Al Gore get to break the tie????