• As long as people vote, a tie is always possible - just not very likely. The odds are against it, especially if fraudulent votes are thrown in.
    • DancesWithWolves
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  • Well...if there is an even number of voters, there can be a tie. It's extremely unusual, though. *** More often is the case where none of the candidates garner 50% of the votes. In such a situation there are provisions in constitutions (federal, state, local) regarding how such a situation should be resolved. For example: in the Federal Constitution, such a situation requires the House of Representatives to hold a vote, and this "run off" includes only the three candidates who received the most votes. In some locales a second "run off" public vote is taken, usually between the top two candidates. And: there are several other methods for choosing a winner (again: following rules set by local constitutions) in the case of no majority winner.
    • DancesWithWolves
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