Skip to comments.Could Harry Reid Become VP Under Romney? (Here's the unthinkable scenario)
Posted on 10/26/2012 5:41:36 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Is it possible that Harry Reid could end up as vice president in a Romney Administration?
Yes it is, and here's how it could happen.
In order to win the presidency, a candidate must win a simple majority of the 538 available electorate college votes, which amounts to a minimum of 270 or more.
Since 538 is divisible by 2, that means that there could be a tie if each candidate should happen to win 269 votes.
In the unlikely scenario that there is a split decision in the electoral college, the constitutional solution would be the following:
The House of Representatives would nominate and vote to determine the winner of the office of the presidency. Since the House is controlled by the Republicans it's a foregone conclusion that Mitt Romney, the Republican candidate, would become our next president.
On the VP side, the Senate would make the selection. Nominations would take place and the full Senate would then vote to determine who the next vice president would be.
Since the Senate is controlled by the Democrats, it's certain that a Democrat would be nominated and selected to serve as VP in the new Romney administration. But, it's not certain that the senate would necessarily nominate and select Joe Biden for the VP slot. The Senate could essentially nominate anyone they choose. As the Senate majority leader, it's very possible that Harry Reid could submit himself as the nominee for the senate to vote on.
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I’ve already read this article and it’s stupid. The senate could only choose from the list of people submitted to the congress by the electoral college. It can’t just choose whoever it wants.
This would be assuming the Senate remains in the hands of Dems.
You know, this has been brought up other times, and it just isn’t going to happen. So, no worries.
“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” - 12th Amendment
It annoys me that the idiots who write articles like this don’t bother to read the Constitution.
Nonsense! Ridiculous mental masturbation.
People also have to remember that the VeePee is not technically part of executive branch.
Your suggestion is giving me indigestion so early in the morning, and I haven’t even had breakfast yet!
Hillary will become VP.
It was the whole idea all along, the election is rigged to be a tie.
It WOULD be wonderful to watch Romney torment Reid for four years...
I think it's the outgoing Senate body that chooses.
The VP has as much or as little power as the President gives him.
Ambassadorship to Lybia for Harry.
So, no change, then.
Let him spend the full 4 years in mud huts eating bush meat.
Paahhhlleaassse what a waiste of bandwidth....
Yep, and I suggest that Romney use Reid to his full potential and appoint him as Czar of Urinal Mints.