The 12th Ammendment : LUSENET : TB2K spinoff uncensored : One Thread

Article XII.

The Electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves; they shall name in their ballots the person voted for as President, and in distinct ballots the person voted for as Vice-President, and they shall make distinct lists of all persons voted for as President, and of all persons voted for as Vice-President, and of the number of votes for each, which lists they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the seat of the government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate;--The President of the Senate shall, in the presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the certificates and the votes shall then be counted;--The person having the greatest number of votes for President, shall be the President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed; and if no person have such majority, then from the persons having the highest numbers not exceeding three on the list of those voted for as President, the House of Representatives shall choose immediately, by ballot, the President. But in choosing the President, the votes shall be taken by states, the representation from each state having one vote; a quorum for this purpose shall consist of a member or members from two-thirds of the states, and a majority of all the states shall be necessary to a choice. And if the House of Representatives shall not choose a President whenever the right of choice shall devolve upon them, before the fourth day of March next following, then the Vice-President shall act as President, as in the case of the death or other constitutional disability of the President.<3> --The person having the greatest number of votes as Vice-President, shall be the Vice-President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed, and if no person have a majority, then from the two highest numbers on the list, the Senate shall choose the Vice-President; a quorum for the purpose shall consist of two-thirds of the whole number of Senators, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice. But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States.

-- think about it (bush/cheney@both.from.texas), November 09, 2000


Dick Cheney is from Wyoming - he resided in Dallas because of his work.

Hillary Clinton is from Arkansas - she resided in Washington because of being First Bitch but she ran for the Senate in New York.

So what is your point?

-- thought about it (anywaytowin@democrats.sleaze), November 09, 2000.

He was born in Wyoming, but is currently a resident of Texas.

-- (shrub.loses@electoral.votes), November 09, 2000.

No he moved back to Wy. because of the law.

-- The Engineer (, November 09, 2000.

Wrong. It takes 6 months minimum to establish residency.

Bush asked Cheney to be VP in late July. Cheney then resigned his Texas Oil Co. position, then moved back to Wyoming.

When the electorates cast their votes on Dec. 20, Cheney will still be a Texas resident. The Bush/Cheney ticket will not get the electoral votes that they need from Texas to win the election. Gore will become our new president in January.

-- (watch@and.see), November 09, 2000.

Comments about "residency" are irrelevant.

The amendment specifies "inhabitant".

-- No Spam Please (, November 09, 2000.

No spam:

That is what it says. The courts will decide what those words mean; but it may take a year or more if the question comes up.

Best wishes,,,,


-- Z1X4Y7 (, November 09, 2000.

inhabitant \In*hab"it*ant\, n. [L. inhabitans, -antis, p. pr. of inhabitare.]

1. One who dwells or resides permanently in a place, as distinguished from a transient lodger or visitor; as, an inhabitant of a house, a town, a city, county, or state. ``Frail inhabitants of earth.'' --Cowper.

2. One that inhabits a place, especially as a permanent resident

Another fun twist...

The person who supervises the voting of the electoral college, the President of the Senate, happens to be Al Gore.

If there are any concerns about the meaning of "inhabitant", he could request that the issue be decided by the courts. As Z says, they could make that drag on for a long time, in which case Clinton will remain.

-- (uh-oh@here.we.go), November 09, 2000.

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