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Nine states are shown, but The Times rates only seven of them as battlegrounds. If Nevada goes to Mr. Obama and North Carolina goes to Mr. Romney, as The Times’s ratings suggest, the president will have four times as many paths to victory as his opponent.
Edge of Your Seat Possibilities
There are five paths to a tie. In this case, the newly elected House of Representatives would select the president (likely Mr. Romney) and the Senate would select the vice president (possibly Joseph R. Biden Jr.).
Sure, but it hasn't been seen as much of a possibility so it has been shunted aside.
Did anyone else know that last bit was even a possibility? 2012 has been so insane, I'm not ruling out the wacky possibility that it could happen.