Electoral College Tie Finder

Read more about what happens if no candidate reaches 270 electoral votes.

While unlikely, a 269-269 tie is not out of the question in a competitive 2020 presidential election. Use the calculator below to find all tie scenarios for a group of undecided locations (states and/or districts*).

The tie finder is based on the map at right. In that map, locations decided by <5% in 2016 are displayed as toss-up, while those decided by 5-10% are shown as light red/blue. This corresponds to the icons below. The numbers in parentheses represent that location’s electoral votes.

Select a state or district to change its setting. As you do that, the available electoral tie combinations will update, as will the electoral vote count for each party.

States and Districts Decided by 5-10% Margin in 2016
States and Districts Decided by < 5% Margin in 2016












*At-large   ^2nd District

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* Maine and Nebraska can split their electoral votes. Included in the tie finder are each state’s 2nd congressional district as well as Maine at-large.

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