Some have posted there is a Constitutional impediment to a Cain/Gingrich team as they are from the same state. I don’t know that to be true for this situation, just passing that info along.
“Some have posted there is a Constitutional impediment to a Cain/Gingrich team as they are from the same state”
As far as I know Newt Gingrich’s current residence of record is McLean, VA and Herman Cain’s residence is Atlanta, GA so there should not be a problem with the electors from GA voting for President and VP from GA. Its a problem if both candidates currently have their residence in GA.
I don’t think Newt lives in GA anymore. I think he and his wife live in VA.
Yes this is true. The President and Vice-President cannot be from the same state. That is why Cheney moved his residence back to Wyoming before he could become Bush’s VP.
His campaign headquarters are in Atlanta so I could have been wrong about him leaving GA.
I am sure though that I read somewhere that he and his wife live in NoVA now, but I can’t find anything online.
Newton may be living in VA now. Also Santorum lives in VA, doesn’t he?
Q101. “Exactly where in the Constitution does it say that the President and Vice President cannot be from the same state? In the 12th amendment the wording leads me to think that the electors and the candidates cannot be from the same state.”
A. The Constitution doesn’t say that they cannot be from the same state. However, the 12th Amendment does say that electors may not vote for a President from their state and a Vice President also from their state. This issue came up in the 2000 presidential campaign when Texas Governor George W. Bush chose fellow Texas resident Richard Cheney to be his running mate. Cheney, who had served in Congress as a Representative from Wyoming, quickly changed his legal residence back to Wyoming to avoid the possible conflict for electors from Texas. Court challenges to Cheney’s change of residency were denied.
It is unlikely that two people from the same state would ever be nominated by a major political party. It is constitutionally possible however. If it ever came to pass, the party that won the ticket’s state would likely suggest to the electors that their votes for the President go to the presidential nominee and that the votes for the Vice President be given in honor of a party official. Electors in all other states, as mentioned above, would be free to vote for both of the party’s nominees.