A freak tie result in the presidential election could mean the House of Representatives would choose the next president, a scenario that would favor Republican incumbent George W. Bush.
But since the Senate would decide the vice presidency, Bush could end up with Democrat John Edwards
Nathan Ritchey, a Youngstown State University mathematician, calculates there's a 3.25 percent chance of a 269-269 tie in the electoral college. The odds have increased since late summer.
now some talking head (I think Matthews) said there are about 33 fairly likely scenarios where there could be a tie.
the curse "May you live in interesting times" is starting to sound more and more like a curse.