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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.
The inauguration of Romney-Biden, and subsequent appointment of Paul Ryan as US Secretary of the Treasury had raised a glimmer of hope that a bipartisan agreement might possibly be reached. But instead, Congress had totally gridlocked, and with the Federal Government headed for shutdown, Romney had played the call he had been holding to his chest all long by calling their bluff and sending workers home.
Too late, Congressional Leaders had buckled, but the problem was they could not assemble in the capital to reach a new agreement with the Romney White House because the whole of Washington was locked after the employees have been sent home.
Editor says, in this article was explore a deadlocked election scenario described by Reuters. We have repurposed content from that article and also ideas received  with thanks from Scott Palter. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.