The Hail Mary of an Election Decided By The House. By Steve Berman
Excerpt: It’s only happened two times in the history of our republic. First, in 1801 the House of Representatives chose Thomas Jefferson over Aaron Burr to break a 73-to-73 electoral vote deadlock. Second, fittingly with the populist plain-speaker of his day, Andrew Jackson in a four-man race against John Quincy Adams, William Crawford, and Speaker of the House Henry Clay (who was widely hated). The House chose Adams, who had 14 less electoral votes than Jackson.