So if the president fails to get a majority in both the electoral college and congress, then the vice president is simply elected. Would it not be more reasonable and democratic to instead do a re-vote on the top 3 candidates instead of simply electing the vice president neither democratically nor via our representatives? In other words why not call a mulligan? On a side note I'm curious as to everyone's thoughts on the presidential election needing a majority rather than a simple majority (plurality). In my mind if there are 10 candidates and each is on relatively equal ground to start with, it should ideally be the case that none of them should get more than 50 percent of the vote, or at least that it should be very rare. Either way, this could be solved by a mulligan vote.