Only twice has the Electoral College not produced a winner — 1800 and 1824 — and the House of Representatives selected Thomas Jefferson and John Quincy Adams respectively in those years (not bad choices.) Can you imagine the reaction of the ObamaPhone Lady and others like her if this happened?
Each state delegation in the House would cast one vote and whichever party holds the majority of seats from that state would determine which presidential candidate. There are currently 33 states with GOP majority delegations. The rest are either Democrat majority or split evenly between the two parties. It is clear that under virtually any scenario that the House would elect Mitt Romney as president.
The Senate operates differently and each senator gets a vote, so whoever gets 51 votes would be Vice President.
Ultimately, I hope this does not come to pass and I still believe, especially after last night’s debate, that Romney will carry Ohio, New Hampshire, and Wisconsin, making it a decisive victory.