Presidential Election Tie

Jul 2008
18,941
12,770
Virginia Beach, VA
Obviously, you know nothing about history. I assume this is why you are a Progressive.

Here is a list of Presidents who did not have a VP


James Madison from 1812-1813James Madison from 1814-1817Andrew Jackson from 1832-1833John Tyler from 1841-1845*Millard Fillmore from 1850-1853*Franklin Pierce from 1853-1857Andrew Johnson from 1865-1869*Ulysses S. Grant from 1875-1877Chester A. Arthur from 1881-1885*Grover Cleveland from 1885-1889William McKinley from 1899-1901Theodore Roosevelt from 1901-1905William H. Taft from 1912-1913Calvin Coolidge from 1923-1925Harry S. Truman from 1945-1949Lyndon B. Johnson from 1963-1965Richard Nixon from October 10 – December 6, 1973Gerald Ford from August 9 – December 19, 1974
How does not having a VP prove that one isn’t needed?
 
Sep 2014
1,420
173
On the outside, trickling down on the Insiders
Obviously, you know nothing about history. I assume this is why you are a Progressive.

Here is a list of Presidents who did not have a VP


James Madison from 1812-1813James Madison from 1814-1817Andrew Jackson from 1832-1833John Tyler from 1841-1845*Millard Fillmore from 1850-1853*Franklin Pierce from 1853-1857Andrew Johnson from 1865-1869*Ulysses S. Grant from 1875-1877Chester A. Arthur from 1881-1885*Grover Cleveland from 1885-1889William McKinley from 1899-1901Theodore Roosevelt from 1901-1905William H. Taft from 1912-1913Calvin Coolidge from 1923-1925Harry S. Truman from 1945-1949Lyndon B. Johnson from 1963-1965Richard Nixon from October 10 – December 6, 1973Gerald Ford from August 9 – December 19, 1974
Doubling for Dubya


And VP Cheney didn't have a President.
 
Nov 2012
41,152
11,840
Lebanon, TN
I'm on lunch and was playing around with an electoral map and found a fun little scenario which isn't really unheard of. Dems snag PA, VA, ME, MI, MN, CO, NM, NV, and the rest of their normal states. Reps snag AZ, UT, TX, IA, WI, FL, NC, OH and the rest of their normal states. That leaves the election 269 to 269.

So what happens? It goes to a Contingent Election, as per the 12th amendment. In this election, the House votes on the Presidency while the Senate votes on the Vice Presidency. And with early projections looking like Ds holding the House and Rs holding the Senate, that would make for some INTERESTING scenarios.

Can you imagine a President Elizabeth Warren and a Vice President Mike Pence? YIKES

And pray that a Hurricane hits her Tee Pee (It's a joke so don't go ape feces)
 
Nov 2012
41,152
11,840
Lebanon, TN
How does not having a VP prove that one isn’t needed?

VP has 3 jobs. He picks up the phone and calls

1. White House is their a Funeral or a Celebration on my schedule today
2. Calls the Senate and asks is there a Tie Vote today
3. Calls the White House waits for the president to answer

If the Answer to 1 and 2 are NO, and the President answers his call, he can roll over and sleep in,
 
Sep 2014
1,420
173
On the outside, trickling down on the Insiders
VP has 3 jobs. He picks up the phone and calls

1. White House is their a Funeral or a Celebration on my schedule today
2. Calls the Senate and asks is there a Tie Vote today
3. Calls the White House waits for the president to answer

If the Answer to 1 and 2 are NO, and the President answers his call, he can roll over and sleep in,
What Really Made the Liberty Bell Cracked

Such a worthless office shows how incompetent our sacred-cow Constitution is. Ignorant wishful thinking by the Founding Fodder made them think that the two best men in the country would share the White House. So Goldwater and LBJ, Reagan and Carter, Nixon and McGovern would rule jointly and in harmony with each other. When partisanship proved that was unrealistic, the rulers just threw up their hands and created emptiness. The Vice President should be the second most powerful man in the Party. So, LBJ, for example should have continued being the Senate Majority Leader when Vice-President.