The ABC News report below is just one of scores of liberal and conservative media reports, from Maureen Dowd in the New York Times to the Drudge Report, which discuss the possibility of a tie in the U.S. Electoral College producing a Romney/Biden administration.
Actually, these articles are just a shadow of the reality Lyndon LaRouche has been focusing on in his recent Friday Project webcasts — that is the end to the party system in American politics.
“It’s sounds crazy. It would be crazy. But it is possible that this election could result in a President Romney and a Vice President Biden.
Let me explain.
If there is a tie in the electoral college (and, as I explain below, there could be), it will be up to the newly elected House of Representatives to elect a President and the newly elected Senate to elect the Vice President.
The rules are all outlined in the 12th Amendment to Constitution. Here’s how it would work:
1) In the House vote for President, each state delegation gets a single vote. So California, with 53 Representatives (majority of them Democrats), would likely cast its single vote for Obama. South Dakota with just one Representative (Republican), would get equal weight and likely cast its vote for Romney, and so on.
All told, in the current House, Republicans have majority control of 33 state delegations; Democrats control 14 and 3 are evenly divided. Even if the Democrats win control of the House, the Republicans would almost certainly still control a majority of the state delegations. Bottom line: Romney wins.
2) In the Senate vote for Vice President, each Senator gets a single vote. If Democrats keep control of the Senate, Biden would likely win (unless somebody crosses party lines).”