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Has this ever happened to anyone?  I have been playing for 5 years and I had very close states but nothing like this.  I took a screenshot of an election where the Republican candidate won a state (Wisconsin) by one single vote!  

Is it possible that the candidates recieve an equal number of votes, if so how would the game handle that situation?

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15 minutes ago, ThePotatoWalrus said:

Good god imagine the shitshow if this happened in real life.

2000's Florida recount would like to have a word with you on how to raise your expectations.

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The Republican lost the election by about 10 points in the popular vote with 225 votes.  I was trying to see how much someone could lose the popular vote by and still win, he lost a few large states like Florida and Pennsylvania by a few points so it’s possible with a 2 point shift in the popular vote to lose the popular vote by 8 points and still win.  My next campaign goal is to actually win while losing the popular vote by more than 7 points.

 

If he would have won those 2 states for an extra 49 electoral votes then he would have had 274 and Wisconsin would have provided the winning margin.

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On 10/2/2020 at 6:31 PM, Centrist said:

Is it possible that the candidates recieve an equal number of votes, if so how would the game handle that situation?

I believe this is not possible in the game. Someone will be at least 1 vote ahead.

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On 10/2/2020 at 9:31 PM, Centrist said:

Has this ever happened to anyone?  I have been playing for 5 years and I had very close states but nothing like this.  I took a screenshot of an election where the Republican candidate won a state (Wisconsin) by one single vote!  

Is it possible that the candidates recieve an equal number of votes, if so how would the game handle that situation?

 

It's happened to me a number of times in game (winning/losing by one vote).  But I've played lots of games.

 

In real life, how a tie would be dealt with depends on the state.  IIRC, one or more states settle it with a coin toss.  IIRC, there was a (minor) VA election that was tied in the last few years.

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3 hours ago, admin_270 said:

I believe this is not possible in the game. Someone will be at least 1 vote ahead.

Does that include PMI? And if so, how would "Landslide Annie," McLellan' razor-edge victory (1-vote on two separate occasions, with a very real chance of a potential tie having happened) in Edmonton-Central be represented, among other such instances.

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1 hour ago, Patine said:

Does that include PMI? And if so, how would "Landslide Annie," McLellan' razor-edge victory (1-vote on two separate occasions, with a very real chance of a potential tie having happened) in Edmonton-Central be represented, among other such instances.

Yes, I think it applies to PMI as well. It would be represented as a 1 vote win.

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