“Looking at the 10 closest states, there are 17 ways this can occur — 17 out of 1,024 possible outcomes,” said Ritchey, who has been tracking statistics in this year’s contest between Bush and Democratic Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts.

]]>But the Senate chooses the Vice President independently. So in theory we could end up with a Democrat Vice President and a Republican President. I forsee an assassination attempt if the political culture remains this charged.

The latest calculations predict a 3.25% chance of a tie, much higher than in previous elections.

Still highly unlikely but it would certainly make for an interesting four years.

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