Examines process known as contingent election instituted by the 12th Amendment, in which Congress elects the President and Vice President in the event that no candidate receives the majority of electoral votes. Discusses contingent elections in 1825 and 1837, and reviews modification of the contingent election process by the 20th Amendment and the Presidential Succession Act of 1947.
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