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Written by Nick Heer.

What If There’s a Tie?

Randall Munroe:

Nate Silver flippantly posted his ‘tie’ question on Twitter during the tallying of the extremely close 2012 Republican Iowa Caucus results. In that case, an exact tie was averted — Santorum ended up winning by 34 votes out of 121,503. And since it was a non-binding nominating vote, the Iowa Republican Party could handle a tie any way they wanted.

But since it’s Election Day, let’s apply his question to the current contest. What will happen if there’s a tie?

There’s math, but it’s all done for you.