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Dec 24, 2016 10:05am EST
electoral college would become the vice president. that worked fine when everybody voted for george washington in the first two elections, and it worked ok for john adams. in the 1800 presidential election, which was much more contested, it didn't work very well at all. the difference was that the candidates in this election ran for the first time as a party ticket. thomas jefferson and aaron burr ran together as the vice presidential and presidential candidate. when it came time for the electoral college to vote, each votes, one foro president and one for vice president. and so they voted as such. they cast one ballot for thomas jefferson and the other ballot for his running mate, aaron burr, which resulted in a tight -- tied vote. this election was not resolved until after 36 hours. they realized after this election with this tied vote, that would continue to keep happening, if candidates ran as a party ticket. then they would keep tying. so, just in time for the next election in 1804, the 12th amendment to the constitution was ratified. just tweaked the voting a little bit in the
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Dec 26, 2016 8:55pm EST
president. that worked fine when everybody voted for george washington in the first two elections and it worked okay for john adams in the next one after that. but in the 1800 presidential election, which was much more contested, it didn't work very well at all. the difference was that the candidates in this election ran for the first time as a party ticket. so thomas jefferson/aaron burr ran together as the presidential and vice presidential candidates. so when it came tie for the electoral college to vote, each election tore ge elector gets two votes. so they voted as such, one ballot for thomas jefferson and the other for his running mate aaron burr which resulted of course in a tie vote. the election wasn't resolved until after 36 ballots in the house of representatives which is where an election goes when no candidate gets a majority in the electoral college, that's what it says in the constitution. so they realized after this election with this tie vote that that was going to continue to keep happening if candidates ran as a party ticket, then they would keep tying like that. so
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