If an electoral college tie.

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    Things could get interesting. This means the house of reps would step in. Since it's majority is republican, they'd pick Romney for sure. But the Senate would pick Vice Prez. And they would pick Democrat for sure. The question is, could the Prez (Romney) fire Biden if he becomes a pain in the neck? We're sure living in interesting times. See link


    An Electoral College tie – and what it would mean
     
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    well let just say that congress will have to come together. romney would be president but in term of vp well we see.

    it be messay afffair so let hope it does not come to that
     
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    I don't think so...the V.P. can resign, or be impeached, but not dismissed....he or she is an elected official...not an appointee that serves at the President's pleasure.

    But, Romney could order the VP to leave Washington on a diplomatic mission...say to Antarctica...anytime there was a close vote in the Senate.
     
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    Under the Constitution, the Vice President is the next in line of succession for the presidency, the President of the Senate and presides over joint sessions of Congress, nothing more, so under this unlikely scenario, Romney could simply exclude Biden from the executive branch entirely. By current custom, the Vice President is treated as a part of the executive branch, but arguably the founding fathers saw him as more a part of the legislative branch of government.
     
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    Romney has already pulled ahead in EV votes so a tie isn't going to happen.
     
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    Funny how the cocky and confident liberals went from "Obama's a lock!! He'll win all 57 states!" to "what if it's a tie?" ...:lol:
     
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    The VP could ignore that without the President being able to do squat about it.

    The Veep has but one constitutional job: preside over the senate.

     
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    That is Dick Cheney's erroneous assertion of which branch does the Veep belong.

    Wrong then, and wrong now.

     
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    it seem like gop are cocky one now. many producing threads like romney won the election. which i understand as romney leading but still.
     
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    The President will win; 300-320 electoral votes.
     

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