Chapter 8- President

Chapter 8- President - A) Odds/ Ends Presidency (1)...

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A) Odds/ Ends Presidency (1) Requirements (a) 35 years old (b) Natural born US citizen (c) Lived in the US for 14 years (2) Term 4 years (a) 22 nd - limit 2 terms 10 year max (3) 20 th “Lame duck” amendment (4) 25 th Amendment a. Vice President vacancy in President- Vice President then becomes the President vacancy in Vice President President appoints- Congress approves b. President disability President acknowledges a disability Vice President becomes acting President President refuses or can’t acknowledge a disability Vice President and a majority of the cabinet can inform Congress and then the Vice President then becomes acting President The President can then challenge this claim Congress resolves this
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(5) Electing a President a. 2 votes popular vote- happens in November electoral vote- happens in December b. Popular vote people voting for the presidential electors (a member of the Electoral College) from their state. This is an indirect vote c. Electoral Vote the number of electoral votes per state is the number of seats in Congress for that state 538 electoral votes because of 435 House of Representatives plus 100 Senators plus 3 electoral votes for Washington D.C Washington D.C. gets 3 electoral votes due to 23 rd Amendment Need 270 votes for a win If there is no majority “It is thrown into the House” 1 vote per state Need a majority to win If it is thrown to the House The Senate- Chooses Vice President 12 th Amendment- created two votes- one for President and one for Vice President you can win the popular vote but lose the electoral vote winner takes all system usually the results of the electoral vote will distort the popular vote due to winner take all
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faithless elector- an elector who doesn’t vote for the person who s/he pledged to vote for 29 states have laws that say you have to vote for the person you pledged to vote for
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Chapter 8- President - A) Odds/ Ends Presidency (1)...

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