What Happens If No Presidential Candidate Wins 270 Electoral Votes?
A failure of any candidate to reach the 270 votes needed to become president triggers a bizarre process to select the nation's leader.By Jake Godin | August 9, 2016
There are a lot of ways for a presidential candidate to get the 270 electoral votes they need to win. But there are also a few scenarios that could leave no one with that many votes. So, what happens then?
Put simply, the House of Representatives would get to decide who'll sit in the Oval Office. But there's a catch: Each state gets only one vote. Since there are multiple representatives per state, the state would go with the candidate who gets the majority of votes.