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of electoral votes for the 1800 Presidential election, February 11, 1801
tie vote between Jefferson and Burr in the 1801 Electoral College pointed
out problems with the electoral system. The framers had not anticipated
such a tie nor had they considered the possibility of the election of
a President or Vice President from opposing factions. In 1804 the passage
of the 12th Amendment corrected these problems by providing for separate
electoral college votes for President and Vice President.