2020 Election FAQ: What happens if neither Presidential candidate wins the majority of Electoral College Votes?

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The chamber of the House of Representatives is seen at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, as it is prepared for President Donald Trump to give his State of the Union address Tuesday night. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

QUESTION: What happens if neither Presidential candidate wins the majority of Electoral College votes?

ANSWER: If neither Presidential candidate wins at least 270 electoral votes, then the election moves on to the House of Representatives. According to the National Archives, the representatives will elect one of the top three presidential candidates for President of the United States.

Each state will be given one vote and the state representatives have to vote together as one unit regardless of party alignment.

In order to win, a candidate must receive a minimum of 26 votes.

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