Electoral College? Another Constitution Question...

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    Article 2 Section 1 (per the 12th amendment)


    Does this mean a president and vice-president cannot be from the same state?

    Could someone translate that into insomniac laymen, please?

    I thought different states counted differently with the EC- or is this something else?
     
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    Basically.

    Whoever has the most electoral votes is the President. If there is a tie then it goes to a vote in the House of Representatives.

    It's speaking about how the House of Representatives would vote for the President. Each state would only receive one vote. It's not talking about the electoral college at all.
     
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    Thanks for clearing that up for me. For an insomniac with an education mostly provided by incompetent 'public' and my own ventures into the library, some of the verbiage can be quite confusing at times.
     
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    Al Gore never went to Electoral College and look how he turned out.
     
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    I wish I'd gone to Electorial College.

    I hear you have to take only electives there.
     

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