In the US, the presidency is given to the candidate who receives the most votes from the electoral college.
The next President of the US will be whoever gets 270 votes or more from the electoral college – but what happens if there’s a tie?
In the case of a tie, a so-called contingent election is a procedure to elect the president or vice president.
For the president to be elected, there will be a vote of the US House of Representatives.
For the vice-presidential candidates, the US Senate will vote on who they believe should get the role.
Each house state delegation will cast one “en blog” vote to determine the president, meaning they will vote as one, rather than a vote from each representative.