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  •  NY Ticket (1+ / 0-)
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    Actually, I don't think you can have Prez and VP from the same state on the same ticket.  If I remember correctly, Bush & Cheney had this issue with Texas so Cheney re-established his residency in Wyoming for that very reason.

    But then I don't understand the whole birtherism conspiracy.  Even if Obama had been born in Kenya, as long as his mother was a US citizen, wouldn't he still qualify as a US citizen for purposes of running for president?  Wasn't that the same thing for George Romney, born in Mexico of US citizen parents, and therefore eligible to run for president?

    So any way, I thin that Clinton or Gillibrand would have to establish residency in another state, which seems bizarre for either one of them to do given the Senate seat.

    •  Hmm, you're right. The 12th Amendment (0+ / 0-)

      from Wikipedia:

      The Electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves.
      I'm reading that as only the electoral college electors in any one state can't vote for both a President & VP from their same state. But, even we wouldn't want the NY electors not be able to vote for Hillary & Kirsten.

      Well, if Hillary wanted Kirsten, like Bush/Cheney she could reestablish residency in Arkansas, or IL first.

      Birtherism is mostly racism, at a minimum prejudice against a "foreign sounding name". But, if both parents are US citizens then their child is a US citizen even if born outside. But if only 1 parent is a US citizen, the child must be born in the US to be a natural born citizen.

      David Koch, a teacher and a Tea Partier sit down a table with a plate of a dozen cookies. Koch quickly stuffs 11 cookies in his pockets, leans to the bagger and says "watch out, the union thug will try to steal your cookie".

      by Dave in AZ on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 12:55:32 PM PDT

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      •  No, fatherof2 is correct (0+ / 0-)

        Cheney was a legal resident of Texas and had to reestablish residency in Wyoming after he picked himself to be Bush's running mate.

        Take the "Can't(or)" out of Congress. Support E. Wayne Powell in Va-07.

        by anastasia p on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 04:53:30 PM PDT

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