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Presidential election Edit
Pursuant to the 12th Amendment, the House of Representatives is required to go into session immediately after the counting of the electoral votes to vote for president if no candidate for the office receives a majority of the electoral votes.
At the end of a long and bitter campaign, Jefferson and Burr each won 73 electoral votes, Adams won 65 electoral votes, and Pinckney won 64 electoral votes. The Federalists swept New England, the Democratic-Republicans dominated the South, and the parties split the Mid-Atlantic states of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The Democratic-Republicans' failure to execute their plan to award Jefferson one more vote than Burr resulted in a tie, which necessitated a contingent election in the House of Representatives. Under the terms laid out in the Constitution, the outgoing House of Representatives chose between Jefferson and Burr.
Just because the outgoing House did it before doesn't mean they have to again, it's not a requirement.
originally posted by: Fallingdown
The house followed the constitution previously and the outgoing House selected the president per constitutional requirements
Show me where that is stated. You won't be able to but I'm asking anyway.
Under the terms laid out in the Constitution, the outgoing House of Representatives chose between Jefferson and Burr.