Electoral College tie possible in Obama-Romney race
July 26th, 2012
03:23 PM ET
2 years ago

Electoral College tie possible in Obama-Romney race

Washington (CNN) - An Electoral College tie.

It's the white whale of American elections: elusive, mythical and never realized.

But could it finally happen this year?

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  1. NOT BACKWARD into the GOP FISCAL ABYSS

    Sheesh..Pete. More Chicken Little journalism. There's about as much chance of that happening as Willard has of becoming President. Zip, nada, zilch!

    July 26, 2012 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Slow day in the newsroom? The campaigns have seemingly taken their warp drives off line. Nothing to talk about.

    July 26, 2012 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  3. SafeJourney

    No, it is not now nor will it be a tie. President Obama will win re-election. Just look at all the gaffs romney is making overseas and he has only been there 1 day. God help us if romney insults another country like he just did England

    July 26, 2012 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  4. Prosperid

    @ SAFEJOURNEY

    I agree...Obama will win....He is in the lead for the electoral votes approx. 230-205

    July 26, 2012 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  5. Wake up people

    These polls mean absolutely nothing. (including the ones that favor President Obama) They call a miniscule amount of people with landlines. Who really has landlines anymore? Mostly old people, and sadly a lot of old whites are set in their ways. They would vote for the superdevil before any black person.

    Willard has been running for POTUS for so many years, yet it seems he knows absolutely nothing about diplomacy or anything else that makes a good president. I was worried about the level of racism in America and President Obama's chances of reelection, but each day puts my mind more at ease and puts more faith in my fellow citizens, because I know most are not dumb enough to vote another clown into office. Especially one that makes Dubya look smart.

    OBAMA 2012!

    July 26, 2012 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  6. JustAO

    This will all change after the debates.

    Romney will have to answer for his back and forth stances on every issue without offering any specifics to what makes his economic policies different or better than Bush's. He'll only complain about how bad Obama is and then that will be the end of this race.

    July 26, 2012 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  7. truth hurts

    a tie? hardly likely. more like a 49 state sweep for romney. obama is polling way beyond where his support actually stands. people don't want to be called racist. in the voting booth, they will send obama his well deserved pink slip. all failed ceos get them, he will too.

    July 26, 2012 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  8. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    I don't think that is going to happen.

    July 26, 2012 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  9. once upon a horse

    @ Wake up people

    I agree with you 100% these polls really mean nothing, just entertainment factors. The only poll that counts is the lever you pull in November. And after what happened in 2000 I wonder about that poll as well.

    July 26, 2012 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  10. Myviewis

    Rudy NYC

    Slow day in the newsroom? The campaigns have seemingly taken their warp drives off line. Nothing to talk about.
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    Obviously you don't watch CNN Live Newsroom.

    July 26, 2012 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  11. Myviewis

    So this is the new attack Democrats are going to try to say that Governor Romney insulted England? Oh please, try something better. Now, Obama having to take down his ad because he used past Olympics to make an ungly attack on Romney is bad.

    July 26, 2012 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  12. Al-NY,NY

    truth hurts

    a tie? hardly likely. more like a 49 state sweep for romney. obama is polling way beyond where his support actually stands. people don't want to be called racist. in the voting booth, they will send obama his well deserved pink slip. all failed ceos get them, he will too.
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    I'll bet you a hundred gazillion bazillion dollars against that. I'm good for it. I've got Caymen Islands, Switzerland accounts out the wazoo. He may win more actual states, but since many of them have more cattle than people it won't matter....unless of course Flip gets the cattle on the voting list

    July 26, 2012 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  13. Sniffit

    "So this is the new attack Democrats are going to try to say that Governor Romney insulted England?"

    No. ENGLISH PEOPLE IN ENGLAND ARE SAYING MITTENS INSULTED ENGLAND. It has nothing to do with American Democrats.

    July 26, 2012 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  14. Rudy NYC

    Myviewis wrote:

    So this is the new attack Democrats are going to try to say that Governor Romney insulted England? Oh please, try something better. Now,
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    Excuse me, chap? T'is not proper for a gentleman to visit another gentleman's grand party, be introduced on the center stage, be given the honor of a microphone, and then tell the gentleman that his house is out of order and does not meet your approval. Tell the guests that security is lax and their lives may be in danger. A gentleman from a past centruy would have challenged the brigand to pistols at 10 paces.

    July 26, 2012 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  15. Sniffit

    "unless of course Flip gets the cattle on the voting list"

    I believe that was proposed as an amendment to several of those states' Voter ID laws intended to suppress youth, moniority and elderly votes. You know those rural GOPers/Teatrolls tho...always did "love" their farm animals more than people....

    July 26, 2012 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  16. Sniffit

    Hey GOpers/Teatrolls: Stop attacking the social contract.

    July 26, 2012 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  17. Peter

    Stop attacking the success... of what? Of cheating millions out of their livings so you can make big bucks? Nah. We'll go on attacking that, thank you very much.

    July 26, 2012 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  18. truth hurts

    >Al-NY,NY - Flip gets the cattle on the voting list

    why not? cattle are smarter than most democrats. they are far too familiar with the smell of bs to vote for obama.

    July 26, 2012 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  19. ja

    it is posible if we want a president that evades paying taxes with off shore accounts, specialize in job busting and sending jobs offshore, al capone and gotti was wealthy, and admired by some

    July 26, 2012 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  20. truth hurts

    >Sniffit - Stop attacking the social contract.

    contract doesn't state half work and pay taxes while half don't work and get tax money. most courts would find it unenforceable and a form of slavery.

    July 26, 2012 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  21. Thomas

    Anybody know what day Mitt is going to ride his dancing horse in the Olympics ?

    I was just watching fox , they said the socialist lame stream media was criticizing Mitt for having a Horse elevator in his California home.

    Mitt Romney / Mr Ed 2012

    July 26, 2012 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  22. WiredweirdinSF

    The only way Obama can win this election is the same way he won it in 2008, voter fraud and theft. It has already started in Virginia, although the liberally biased media will not report it and we all know his corrupt, lying Attorney General is fighting hard against voter ID, so he can pull this one out. Of course the corrupt unions he works for have always stolen votes. It is the democrat liberal way of life.

    July 26, 2012 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  23. Hammerer

    For the smartest man ever and the greatest orator ever known to mankind Obama seems to place his foot in his mouth more than Ned in the first reader!

    July 26, 2012 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  24. Lar 5

    Yeah, let's elect a flip-flopper who took less than day to screw up his reputation with the Brits. My goodness, think what harm he could do a week, month, year or term.

    July 26, 2012 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  25. Sniffit

    ">Sniffit – Stop attacking the social contract.

    contract doesn't state half work and pay taxes while half don't work and get tax money. most courts would find it unenforceable and a form of slavery."

    It also doesn't say "institutionalize an economic caste system by granting significant advantages/privileges to the extremely wealthy, writing the tax code and economic policies to redistribute the nation's wealth and income upwards and rigging the country's political, electoral and governance systems to shift all power to select few plutocrats."

    Stop attacking common sense. 50% don't pay taxes BECAUSE THEY'RE VIRTUALLY DESTITUTE AS A RESULT OF THE OTHER 50% GETTING INSANELY RICH OFF THEIR LABOR AND THEN HORDING IT ALL.

    July 26, 2012 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
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