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Under the U.S. Constitution, the House would vote by state delegation to settle such a contest, with each state casting a single vote.
Article II, sec. 1
The electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by ballot for two persons, of whom one at least shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves. And they shall make a list of all the persons voted for, and of the number of votes for each; which list they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the seat of the government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate. The President of the Senate shall, in the presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the certificates, and the votes shall then be counted. The person having the greatest number of votes shall be the President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of electors appointed; and if there be more than one who have such majority, and have an equal number of votes, then the House of Representatives shall immediately choose by ballot one of them for President; and if no person have a majority, then from the five highest on the list the said House shall in like manner choose the President. But in choosing the President, the votes shall be taken by States, the representation from each state having one vote; A quorum for this purpose shall consist of a member or members from two thirds of the states, and a majority of all the states shall be necessary to a choice. In every case, after the choice of the President, the person having the greatest number of votes of the electors shall be the Vice President. But if there should remain two or more who have equal votes, the Senate shall choose from them by ballot the Vice President.
Tilden, 1876
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Compromise of 1877, Dixiecrat demands
by Cat on Mon Sep 28th, 2020 at 04:18:25 PM EST
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cockroach alert
by Cat on Mon Sep 28th, 2020 at 06:04:34 PM EST
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Looks like this process could be frustrated if the Democrats refused to participate. The Republicans would not have a quorum. The Republicans would only have a bare majority  of states and Wyoming's ~570,000 residents would have the same voting  power as California's > 40 million, which would add legitimacy to such a boycott in the minds of many.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Sep 29th, 2020 at 01:37:33 AM EST
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