umm... thing is... it would go to the House
, not the Senate... and all those representatives
and senators-elect are just that: representatives-elect. they have not taken office yet.
So, in this case, it seems Bush would win.
Also: There is no way that the Gore camp would push to invalidate the election, knowing that it would throw the race to Bush. My guess is that once the votes are all counted, whoever won will take office, and whoever lost will take it like a man... at lease, I sure hope so. We do not need a Constitutional crisis right now. Besides which, 19000 ballots were invalidated due to double-punching. That means that 19000 people either did not read the instructions, or deliberately threw their vote away. Either way, they deserve what they got.