Donald Blythe tells Claire Underwood that the Senate had chosen a Vice President due to a contingent election since 1825. However, while that was the last time that the House chose the President, John C. Calhoun won the majority of the electoral vote for Vice President and there was no contingent election in the Senate for Vice President that year. The last time the Senate chose the Vice President was in 1837 when Democrat Richard M. Johnson failed to win a majority of electoral votes for Vice President and was elected by the Senate over Whig nominee Francis Granger. See more
[chanting outside the Whitehouse
Not my president! Not my president! Not my president! Not my president! Not my president! Not my president!
[strolling between the protesdors talking to the camera
The people are angry. Nine weeks ago, we had an election in this country, but because two states refused to certify, neither Conway nor myself received the 270 electoral votes required for victory. So they gather here every morning to exercise their magnificent right, ...