The United States contingent election of 2017 was held from January 3 - 5, 2017 because of the electoral gridlock following the 2016 presidential election held on November 8, 2016. The presidential election was thrown into a contingent election in the U.S. House of Representatives, following the provisions of the Twelfth Amendment.
The House vote was held on January 3, and neither presidential candidate received a majority of the vote. On January 5, the vote went on to the Senate, where Laura Montez was elected to become President.
U.S. House of Representatives Vote Edit
The House of Representatives presidential vote was held on January 3, 2017, to decide on who would be President between Democratic candidate Selina Meyer and Republican candidate Bill O'Brien. Notably, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Vermont abstained from the vote.
Neither O'Brien nor Meyer received a majority of the vote, meaning that the vote would go to the Senate.
Results by state in House of Representatives Edit
|State||Delegation winner||Meyer vote||O'Brien vote||Abstained vote|
|New Hampshire||(not present)||14||13||1|
|FINAL VOTE||No Candidate received majority||22||25||3|
Senate vote Edit
The Senate Vice Presidential vote was held on January 5, 2017, to decide who would be President until another House vote is held, between Meyer running mate Senator Tom James and O'Brien running mate Senator Laura Montez. The Senate vote ended in a 50-50 tie. The tie was broken by Senate President and Vice President Andrew Doyle, who broke party lines by voting for Laura Montez. Montez was inaugurated on January 20, 2017.