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Banks expresses concern about election aftermath in Spectrum News article

October 7, 2020

Spectrum News

William C. Banks

William C. Banks

"On a scale of one to 10, I’d say my worry is about a nine," says Professor Emeritus William Banks. "There are several plausible scenarios that could cause this election to go off the rails." Banks explains that if neither candidate gets to 270 electoral votes, the election would be decided by the House of Representatives. "On January 6, they’re supposed to count the votes. If neither candidate has 270 votes because of the circumstances you just described, there will be 1 vote per state, so 50 potential votes," he says. Each state would determine which candidate had won their electoral votes and they would pass that information along to the House. "As things stand now, there are more Republican-controlled states than Democratic-controlled states," Banks says. Read more in the Spectrum News article, "Trump, The Blue Shift, and The Legal Aftermath." 10/07/20

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