What happens if neither candidate wins the majority of electoral votes in a presidential election? How often has this happened? When was the last time it happened?
This event has occurred twice, once when Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr’s tallies matched in 1800 and again when John Adams and Andrew Jackson tied in 1824.
It is possible for a candidate to legitimately win in the Electoral College but not produce a majority of votes, the last time this occurred was the 2000 Presidential Election.
Would it occur that no candidate produced a majority of Electoral votes, the United States House of Representatives, comprising its 435 members would vote with each member having one vote each.