Could Both Obama and Romney Win?

With the presidential race as close as it is, some experts are starting to hypothesize scenarios in which President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney end up in what amounts to a tie. In the event of a 269-269 electoral college split, the vote would go the GOP-controlled House. However, the most likely of dual-winning scenarios, according to NPR, is that Romney would carry the popular vote while Obama would garner more of the electoral college. It wouldn’t be an unprecedented event; something similar happened in 2000, when George W. Bush won the presidency by virtue of the electoral college, even though Al Gore had 500,000 more popular votes …

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