Popular vote has not picked the Prez in 1800 , 1824 , 1876 and 1888.
In 2000, Florida could have said themselves
or have had legally ruled by courts (~outside)
that they didn't have solid results to award.
Supremes jumped the gun on that regard.
Hastert would have had the tough decision of whether to
a) ... become Prez for that 1 vote and give up his seat and speakership
b1) ... keep seat/speakership, be not the Prez for the 1 vote, causing kick over to
b2) ... President Strom Thurmond via Pro Tempore for the 1 vote
b3) ... would good ol' Strom even remember the whole episode?
Then the 28 states would vote Bush prez anyway,
while the Senate goes 50/50 and the outgoing VPrez
gets to break the tie = VPrez Liebermann.
Ya rilly ... this isn't how that history is usually presented, so says my kitty avatar.