Originally Posted by houghtam
The actual process by which it is decided in the House is a bit of a cluster****.
Each state only gets one vote. That vote is determined by a vote of all of the House Representatives for that particular state.
So for example, Michigan, a blue state, has 8 Republicans and 6 Democrats serving in the House. Their vote would likely go to Romney. But North Carolina, likely a red state, has 7 Democrats and 6 Republicans. Their vote would likely go to Obama.
They did work it out, and it is scalable, but by no means is it a great solution whatsoever.
It's a tie. This is a great solution, as good as any other and it's simple, and it's decided in a fair way.