Unformatted text preview: Ross Perot in 1992. The Role of the House in History If no candidate receives a majority of electoral votes, the House of Representatives votes to determine which candidate becomes president. This has happened only once, when Andrew Jackson won the popular vote and more electoral votes than any other candidate in 1824, but he didn’t win a majority of electoral votes. The House chose Jackson’s rival, John Quincy Adams, to be the next president. Choosing the Vice President Originally, the presidential candidate who received the second-greatest number of electoral votes became the vice president, but this created problems between presidents and vice presidents who were from different political parties. The Twelfth Amendment, ratified in 1804, made it so that the Electoral College chooses the president and the vice president separately....
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- Winter '09
- Government, President of the United States, popular vote, third-party candidate