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RNC convention first ballot rules for candidates who fail to pass rule 40b?

Among other interesting fodder for discussion for this year's Republican Convention, there's rule 40b, which stipulates that: "(b) Each candidate for nomination for President of the United States ...
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Does the GOP candidate with the most delegates have to be the nominee? [duplicate]

Most everyone following the United States 2016 election has heard about Donald Trump's rise to power in the Republican Party. As of current, he has the most delegates, and is on track to win many more....
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When and why did the American Republican Party become widely supported in the South?

The American Democrats and Republicans are often labelled with the colours blue and red respectively. However, the historical "blue states" and "red states" were once inverted from their current ...
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Are there any countries where non-citizen can become president?

In many countries only citizens can run for president. In the USA in particular there has been some indications of introducing changes to the rules such that naturalized citizens can run for ...
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How is PredictWise so certain that Ted Cruz has absolutely no chance to win the 2016 Republican Party presidential primaries and caucuses?

This website seems to be able to predict who will win the 2016 Presidential Election. But their results are very strange: Ted Cruz only has 1% chance of winning! But in most national polls Ted Cruz ...
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Ted Cruz's “natural-born” citizenship qualification for the Presidential run

There's a commotion about Ted Cruz getting sued (1) per Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution (2) on the basis of that being exactly what disqualifies his eligibility to run for President of the ...
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When does the US president have to be 35 year old?

The Constitution only says that one needs to have "attained to the Age of thirty five Years" to be "eligible to the Office of President". So, do you need to have your 35th birthday: On or before the ...
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Why are Bernie Sander's odds of becoming president so low, according to betting sites

He's polling at even with Hilary. He seems to be gathering momentum. And yet, popular betting sites put his odds of wining the presidency at 8/1. Whereas Hilary is listed at 5/6 Now, I'm not saying ...
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What is (GOP?) algorithm for proportional Presidential primary delegates?

From the results below, it's clear that there's some sort of cutoff, below which a candidate gets no delegates, even if proportionally they should have one or two. How is that cutoff determined? ...
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What happens to delegates when a candidate withdraws or suspends their campaign

In the United States Presidential Primaries, what happens to a candidates delegates if they later withdraw from the race? For example, in the 2016 Republican Presidential Primary for the State of New ...
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Is Bill Clinton eligible to become Vice President?

Observing the line of succession to be the president. Among the first 10, there is one person ineligible to be president by birth. The Secretary of the Interior is ineligible and is skipped. So, ...
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Is there any recourse to remove a dissatisfactory president even if he hasn't broken the law?

So, lets say a certain wig-wearing candidate were elected president, and he decided to (contrary to certain campaign promises) not commit several violations of the constitution into law; Lets say he ...
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Does California's primary election really make no difference as to which democratic candidate gets elected?

I keep hearing various alternative news sources saying that the DNC will already have selected their democratic candidate to run in the presidential election against a republican before California has ...
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Could Bill Clinton have won a third term?

This may straddle the line between politics and history at this point, but if we didn't have the 22nd Amendment, which limits Presidents to two terms, could Bill Clinton have won a third term? ...
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What defines a presidential term in the USA?

What counts as a term as President of the United States? When the Vice President takes over after an assassination or resignation, does that count as a term? If the VP then decided to run ...
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How are Donald Trump's recent comments about Muslim immigrants unconstitutional?

A recent campaign press release from Donald Trump, the leading contender to become the Republican party’s nominee for US presidential candidate, recently called to ban Muslims from entering the United ...
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Is Bernie Sanders too old? [closed]

Is Bernie Sanders unfit to be president because of his old age? I believe it may be a problem later on if he's elected.
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Can the spouse of a sitting President run for President themselves?

Are there any rules that would prevent the spouse of a sitting US President from running for office themselves? For example, if Michelle Obama wanted to run for President in the 2016 election, could ...
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Where do I find the campaign trail for Donald Trump?

How do I find out if Donald Trump is coming to a place near me? I went to his web-site, https://www.DonaldJTrump.com/, "Make America Great Again! | Donald J Trump for President", but there does not ...
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How to campaign donors in presidential campaigns ensure their candidate fulfills their campaign promise?

There is an opinion that candidates who are not rich can be controlled by their sponsors. But can't they just accept the campaign donation and not help their donor after the election? How can sponsors ...
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Former US vice presidents criticizing incumbents

There seems to be an unwritten rule in modern US politics that former presidents generally stay out of politics, and in particular refrain from publicly criticizing the incumbent. Former Vice ...
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Winning the US presidential election without majority vote due to TWO reasons?

I'm German and interested in US-American politics, but my English is not the best, so please excuse my English and explain the answer by slow degrees. I have a question about the electoral system of ...
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Was Ted Cruz the only 2016 Republican candidate who's completely against government subsidies for private companies?

After doing some preliminary research on the 2016 Republican field about their positions on subsidies I'm left with the conclusion that Ted Cruz is the only reliably anti-subsidy candidate. Even Rand ...
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Are candidates usually asked in a debate if they'll rule out a third party run?

At the very beginning of the first 2016 republican primary debate the candidates were asked if any one of them would not commit to throwing their full support behind whichever candidate won the ...
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2016 Presidential candidates with some background in mathematics

My question is simple enough: are there any presidential candidates for the 2016 election that have some formal training in mathematics? What I'm looking for here is someone with at least a bachelors ...
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Presidential Campaigns: “Paid For”

I've noticed while looking through presidential candidates for the 2016 election websites that they all have "Paid For ..." in the footer of their websites. Obviously they paid for it, but is this a ...
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How is it that Ted Cruz can run for the U.S. presidency seeing as he was born in Calgary?

Is renouncing his Canadian citizenship the only step he needed to take in order to be a viable candidate for the U.S. presidency?
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Why are so few US presidents from the west?

It appears that very few are from the west or mid-west by this Wikipedia entry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Presidents_of_the_United_States_by_home_state
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What state/country, given the right, refuses to reelect any previous governor/president by most consecutive time?

In Brazil, mayors, governors and president have the right of one consecutive reelection since 1998. (Such right is being reviewed at Congress right now, but it is not relevant to this question). As ...
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Who had more power in the Weimar Government? The President or the Chancellor?

This is referring to the Weimar government before Hitler rose to power- how much power did the original constitution give to each?
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U.S. Presidential Campaign Donations: Must Submit Employer and Occupation

If you ever consider contributing to a U.S. presidential candidate's campaign on their website, you'll have to give them your name, address, phone number, and e-mail. I don't entirely understand ...
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Why do federal intelligence agencies need the Patriot Act to be allowed to share information with other agencies?

I thought I heard that, without some of the provisions in the Patriot Act, intelligence agencies would not be allowed to share information with other agencies. But the President is the head of the ...
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What are the President's responsibilities in executing judicial order?

In this interview with NewsMax, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson was asked what he would do to preserve traditional marriage if the Supreme Court were to recognize marriage equality ...
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What happens if a president-elect changes his/her mind?

Let's say it's December 10th, 2016 and Joe Smith has just been elected president, but since the election he has decided he no longer wants to be president. In January 2017, who would be inaugurated ...
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Why does Erdogan want to strengthen presidential system?

After he was the prime minister for 10+ years, which was the most powerful position in Turkish government, Erdogan became the president. Now he wants to strengthen the presidential system. I can't ...
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Could the US President and Vice President pull off a swap?

I am curious, is there anything preventing the President and Vice President from switching positions? For example, could the President resign, and then the newly elevated VP appoint him to his old ...
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Why is the US president allowed to grant a pardon?

So I was reading today and I read for about the thousandth time about a presidential pardon, and I started to wonder: Why is the president allowed to grant a pardon? What are the limits of a ...
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Could President Obama sue “The Right” for Defamation? [closed]

A lot of debunked claims have been spread about President Obama throughout his presidency; including, but not limited, to: Obama is a Muslim. Obama was not born in this country. Obama is a communist/...
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Can the U.S. President force all police officers to wear cameras?

In light of the many petitions to the White House about forcing state, county and local police officers to wear cameras, I'd like to know if the President even has the authority to mandate that.
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Why can't I register with multiple political parties?

Why can't I register with multiple political parties (at the same time)? I've searched the web, read forums, sent emails, made phone calls, and I cannot find a satisfactory answer to this question. ...
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Would it be possible to “flip the ticket” in American Presidential politics?

In 1988, I supported Michael Dukakis for President. After he lost the second debate to Bush, I wondered if it might be possible for him to salvage his campaign by "flipping the ticket," allowing his ...
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Why is the role of the US president not more closely linked to the House of Representatives?

It seems strange to me that the USA is currently in a state where its leader can't actually get much done on his own.... He isn't in control of either legislature, the House nor the Senate In the UK ...
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Why is Theodore Roosevelt's time with the Rough Riders seen so positively?

As most historians have noted, Theodore Roosevelt lead his soldiers into a trap and suffered the most causalities during the Battle of Las Guasimas and San Juan Hill. It has been noted that he acted ...
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Is there any position in the U.S. Government that is not required to answer to the president?

Other than the Supreme Court and Congress, Is there any position in the US Government that is not required to answer to the President of the United States?
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US Presidential salary

I heard once that a member of the US Congress who leaves Congress and later takes a position in the Executive branch cannot receive a salary amount that he/she voted on while in Congress. As a ...
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Criminal behavior by US Diplomatic appointees? [closed]

Aside from Obama fundraiser, Howard Gutman (Pictured Above, the one who is not a smurf) Anything along the lines of The Vaticans?. Are there any examples of sexual or criminal scandals amongst any ...
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Question regarding concessions during presidential elections

If I wrote my own name on the ballot while voting for the president, don't I also have to concede to the winning candidate on Election Day, like the other candidates do? Is there a rule that only ...
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Can an electoral college member vote twice for the same man?

In the electoral college, members vote for a president and vice president in order to get both positions. Could they just vote for the same man twice for president (thus giving up the vice presidency ...
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Banking industry chooses Secretary of Treasury?

I remember being told before that the banking industry has effectively been choosing the Secretary of Treasury for a long time and, my memory is fuzzy, that the current U.S. Secretary of Treasury is a ...
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Are Running Mates Constitutional (US President/VP)

I was reading over the US Constitution and Amendments when Amendment 12 jumped out at me. I've always thought that Amendment 12 specifically said that Presidential Candidates and Vice Presidential ...

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