22Each state’s block of electors assembles in their respective state capitol on the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December. At this meeting, the electors sign the Certificate of Vote, which is sealed and delivered to the Office of the President of the United States Senate.
24A special joint session of the U.S. Congress convenes in early January. At this meeting, the President of the Senate reads the Certificates of Votes and declares the official winner.
25If no presidential candidate receives a majority of the votes in the electoral college, the president is chosen by the House of Representatives from among the three leading candidates.270
26If no candidate receives a majority of votes for vice president, that official is chosen by the Senate. The choice is made from among the two candidates with the highest number of electoral votes.270
27Congress has had to choose the president only twice—in 1800 and 1824—and the vice president only once—in 1836.J. AdamsJ.Q. Adamsvs.vs.JeffersonJackson
28too many presidential candidates split the vote making it impossible for any one of themto achieve a majority vote inthe electoral collegeelectors didn’t distinguish whichcandidate they wanted forpresident and which theywanted for vice president -corrected by 12th Amendment
29RESULTS OF 2000 ELECTIONelectoral college vote in December doesn’t match popular vote in November