It didn't happen. Trump was just named the winner of Pennsylvania.
But for a moment, it seemed one or two tiny congressional districts might have broken the tie, before the House would be called upon to break the electoral college deadlock.
One of the quirks of Election Night 2016 was that two of the most important presidential election results suddenly weren't even being reported by the Associated Press or most major outlets. Both Maine and Nebraska award their electoral votes by congressional district, after giving two to the winner of the statewide vote. That's usually not an issue; Republicans generally win every district in Nebraska, and Democrats both districts in Maine. But occasionally it is; President Obama picked off one electoral vote in Nebraska in 2008, for instance.
Back then, it was the icing on Obama's landslide cake. Early Wednesday morning, though, those districts loomed potentially large if there were otherwise a 269-269 tie.
And at this point, it looks possible that Trump will carry Maine's rural 2nd district, which covers much of the state outside of Portland. He's currently up 51 percent to 42 percent with 83 percent of precincts reporting, according to the Portland Press-Herald's election results.
But Clinton wasn't out of the game when it came to stealing one back in Nebraska's 2nd district, which is based in Omaha, the state's most populous city. According to the Omaha World-Herald's election results, she currently trails 49-46 with just shy of 200,000 votes cast. There are still tens of thousands of votes to come in.
If there was a 269-269 tie, Trump could have put himself over the top in Maine-2, or Clinton could have brought it back to a tie by winning Nebraska-2.
It was unlikely that it would ever come to this. But on an election night that has tested everything we know about politics this year, the idea that these two congressional districts could decide the president, even for a brief moment, was appropriately strange.