(1804)(12)United States Constitution

The Twelfth Amendment

President and Vice President must now run as a team, albeit both must come from different states. The original intent was to have the loser of the Presidential race be Vice President. Twelfth Amendment Link

First of all, there are two separate elections by electors for President and Vice President. But they now run as a ticket and with each other instead of being opponents.

Both members of the ticket cannot be from the same state without forfeiting that state’s electoral votes. It’s never happened since the 12th Amendment was ratified for a good reason or reasons: No one has electoral votes to spare or waste on an intra-state partnership, someone who’s likely a rival anyway.

What happens when nobody has the required Electoral votes? This sets out the procedures Congress undertakes to elect a Vice President and President. What if there are at least three people who have electoral vote? Or more?At urna condimentum mattis pellentesque id nibh tortor. Sit amet cursus sit amet dictum sit amet justo donec. Vulputate eu scelerisque felis imperdiet proin. Massa ultricies mi quis hendrerit. Ullamcorper eget nulla facilisi etiam dignissim diam quis enim. Velit laoreet id donec ultrices tincidunt arcu non. Ut venenatis tellus in metus vulputate eu. Iaculis eu non diam phasellus vestibulum lorem sed risus. Turpis in eu mi bibendum neque egestas. Mus mauris vitae ultricies leo integer malesuada nunc vel. Nunc non blandit massa enim nec dui nunc mattis. Cras pulvinar mattis nunc sed blandit libero volutpat. Ut aliquam purus sit amet. Suscipit adipiscing bibendum est ultricies integer quis. Vulputate eu scelerisque felis imperdiet proin.

This amendment created a new need: a ticket that balances out strengths and weaknesses. Old candidates and young candidates. Conservative and liberal. Easterners and westerners. North and South. Newbies and old hands. With Obama (example) being a newcomer, he needed Congressional experience-so he chose Joe Biden, long time Senator as his running mate. Illinois and Delaware took care of the lingering need for geographic balance. And Joe was seen as less liberal than Obama would be.

How many tickets have both become Presidents? Either through accident or intent? Let’s see:

George Washington and John Adams

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren

William Henry Harrison and John Tyler

Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore

Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson

James Garfield and Chester Alan Arthur

William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt

Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge

Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman

Dwight D Eisenhower and Richard Nixon

John F Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson

Ronald Reagan and H.W. Bush

Barack Obama and Joseph Biden

And before the 25th Amendment (and the Cold War) There were several Presidents who had no Vice President.

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