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  •  There is no scenario for a minority of EC to sway (0+ / 0-)

    ... the totals; that is, if a candidate wins the EC majority, then the only scenario that would thrown the election to the House and Senate would be for the EC voters for the winner not to show up.

    As it says and correctly quoted above,

    "The person having the greatest Number of votes for President, shall be the President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed;"

    So only a majority of the EC has to vote (i.e., 270 EC votes), and only a majority of those who vote is needed for a successful EC vote to be tabulated.  Thus, the losing minority of the EC has no possible way to sway the outcome by not showing up.

    The whole thing is, of course, utterly ridiculous; but you have to remember that the folks who pursue this stuff are still in shock that they lost!

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