The House Always Wins, Even in Presidential Elections
The emergence of independent and libertarian options in the race to the White House has led to confusion and skepticism. However, these options may be the solution that many voters are looking for. In order to gain the Presidency of the United States, you must have 50.01% of the Electoral vote or 270 total electoral votes. Simply put if these third party candidates could pull off a few key states from both parties. The next President will be chosen by the House.
Neither of the two top candidates will make it through the House to become President. If no candidate receives a majority of Electoral votes, the House of Representatives elects the President from the 3 Presidential candidates who received the most Electoral votes. Each state delegation has one vote. The Senate would elect the Vice President from the 2 Vice Pres