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Editor says, what if the tied result of the 2012 election was thrown into the electoral college? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s). This article is part of the Deadlock 2012 thread.
In 2010,on this day at the XXI Olympic Winter Games, Vice President Joe Biden and his future boss Governor Mitt Romney watched the women's ice hockey preliminary game between United States and China at the UBC Thunderbird Arena in Vancouver, Canada. An article from the Deadlocked 2012 Election thread.
Deadlocked Election prevents America going over Fiscal Cliff Part 4Because within three years, a historic tie in the 2012 General Election would see Romney elected president and Joe Biden re-elected vice-president. Under the US constitution, if the electoral college ends in a tie the election is sent to the House of Representatives. And as this was currently Republican-controlled, Romney was chosen. But under the same clause, the Democrat-led Senate had chosen the incumbent vice-president - Joe Biden. And Paul Ryan was forced to accept the consolation prize of Secretary of the Treasury.
However when it became clear that a bipartisan deal had failed to materialize, Biden became tempted to undermine Romney at every turn.  By the mid-terms, there was even speculation that Ryan would replace Biden, although the US Constitution holds no provision for such a succession.
Editor says, in this article was explore a deadlocked election scenario described by Reuters.  cited on BBC Magazine.  Comment from Mark Taylor. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.