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Why can't the President and VP have their domicile in the same state?

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Ok, I mean the President/VP candidate. But does not Trump officially live in Florida? 

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  • 2 months ago
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    whoa whoa whoa..........first things first............Trump recently changed his  home state of residence, to FLORIDA, no doubt for shifty and crooked reasons, and to avoid   NY State tax. 

    he's also apparently decided that playing Golf every day is morre important than being president......and wanted to be closer to his Mar-a-Largo golf club. 

    The rule that 2 candidates can't be from the same state is OLD and outdated,  and yet, stubbornly, the belief still exists that  it's true.   No, it is not. 

    However , the problem does still exist..... in the way candidates are elected  in the electoral college, with convoluted rules and reasons and ways that delegates are awarded........and so, while it's unlikely these days......it is still not wise to have 2 candidates from the same state.  There is NO LAW or RULE  currently on the books and hasn't been in over 200 years............but some things just never die. 

    Much like the unwritten  2 term  "rule"  that every president followed,  up to FDR. 

    There IS   and NEVER was any such rule.........but rather,  presidents, in a nod to George Washington,  *CHOSE* to never do more than 2 terms..........orrrrrr, ran but were DEFEATED in their 3rd try......orrrrrrrr   DIED in their second term. 

    Theorhetically, they COULD have.........but it just never happened for whatever reasons,  until FDR ran for a 3rd, and then 4th term.   At which point,   THEN lawmakers freaked out, and enacted the new amendment,  OFFICIALLY,  by LAW,  limiting a president to just two terms. 

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  • 2 months ago

    The framers of the Constitution feared that allowing that would give one state too much power.

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  • lare
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    2 months ago

    because of the Constitution. i think the founding fathers were worried that a populated state like New York could take over the entire federal government.

    • Mike
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      2 months agoReport

      Why do you answer if you don't know what you're talking about?

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  • 2 months ago

    Is it really worth the tax money to make a new one for the VP.

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  • Mike
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    2 months ago

    There is no such requirement. The parties pick candidates from 2 different states hoping the ticket will appeal to voters in both states. For the same reason, the candidates may represent different wings of the party. Think Johnson-Humphrey.

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  • Jeff D
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    2 months ago

    The Founding fathers wanted to encourage electors to vote for someone outside of their own state (for at least one of the two executive offices).  Both candidates can still be from the same state, but one of them must forfeit that state's electoral votes.

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  • Tepee
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Why should they when they came from different states?

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  • Kyle
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    2 months ago
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  • Rick
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    2 months ago

    security ........................................

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