Donald Trump and Joe Biden face this Tuesday, November 3, 2020 in the presidential elections, where both they will try to get the job in the White House for the next four years.
Polls conducted before the elections give the victory, by a slight difference, to the Democratic candidate, Joe Biden. But nevertheless, anything can happen after the vote on Tuesday, since the greatest weight falls on the so-called hinge states, where neither the polls nor the voting tradition in past elections clarify for which of the two candidates the votes will go.
Thus, more and more people are wondering what would happen in the event that the little difference that separates Biden and Trump in pre-election polls turned into a tie.
What happens if Trump and Biden tie?
The tie of the two parties after the elections is difficult to happen, however, it is not impossible. So, a tie may occur within the Electoral College system that takes place in the United States.
In the first place, there can be a tie for votes in one of the states, that is, that both candidates get the same number of votes, for example, in the state of Florida. If this happens, each state has its own rules to decide which of the two candidates takes the votes of that state.
On the other hand, there may be a tie in the final result, that is, in the Electoral College. This Electoral College is made up of 538 delegates. To get the presidency, the candidate has to add 270 votes or more of those 538. The tie would occur in the event that both candidates add 269 votes each.
When this situation arrives, the tiebreaker falls on the United States House of Representatives. Thus, the 435 members of the House would have to be grouped by states and each state would have one vote. As there are 50 states, the candidate who gets 26 votes would win the presidency.
For its part, it would be the Senate that would elect the vice president or vice president from United States. The 100 senators cast the vote individually and the vice presidential candidate who achieves a majority wins.