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Questions tagged [vice-president]

Questions related to the vice president of a state, the role of vice president is generally a high executive position.

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Can Vice President Pence be impeached before President Trump?

As I understand, the current vice president Mike Pence is next in line for the presidency should president Trump be removed from office. However, there's some links between Mike Pence and the ...
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What are the negative consequences of returning to the practice of assigning the Vice Presidency to the Presidential Runner up?

From my understanding, the practice was eliminated due to partisanship sometime in the early 1800s. It seems like an excellent way to increase bipartisanship as we are in a more informed and civilized ...
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On the mandatory IRS audit of sitting president and vice-president

It's been reported that the sitting president and vice president are subject to mandatory IRS audit. Two questions regarding this: Is there some statutory authority that requires the IRS to conduct ...
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Legally speaking in the United States, could a former president be vice president? [duplicate]

Legally speaking, is there any laws against a former president that has served 2 terms from being vice president?
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Are there any electoral systems that give the runner up some office?

Originally, the US constitution specified that the runner up to the president in the electoral college becomes vice president, which would currently be Hillary Clinton instead of Mike Pence. This was ...
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Impeachment trial proceedings of a Vice President

Since the Vice President is also president of the Senate, what mechanism is there to prevent him from presiding over his own impeachment trial? Article I.3 makes no specific mention of this. Does ...
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What power does the Vice President really have?

According to the Constitution, the Vice President is the head of the Senate, but doesn't really explain what that means except to say that he doesn't get to vote except to break a tie. Aside from ...
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Did a Vice President ever cast a tie-breaking vote against his own party?

The Vice President is theoretically allowed to vote according to his own conscience, just as all other members of the Congress. But did a situation ever occur where the Vice President cast a tie-...
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Pence as president? [duplicate]

If it turns out that trump was elected due to collusion with Russia, does that mean that it was actually a Clinton win due to cheating in the trump camp? And if so, can v.p. pence then be president (...
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What exactly happened during Reagan's invocation of the 25th Amendment?

I was reading the Wikipedia article on the 25th Amendment when I came across this confusing paragraph (I bolded the sections of interest): Fielding and White House Chief of Staff Donald Regan ...
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Can a United States President nominate a blood relative as Vice President?

The current U.S President has heaped a great amount of praise on his daughter Ivanka Trump, calling her one of his best and closest advisers. To shake things up in 2020, is it possible Trump could ...
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What is the role of the Vice-President in Turkey?

The constitutional amendments approved by the April 2017 referendum allow President Erdoğan to appoint one or more Vice-Presidents. Who is eligible for the role, and what will their duties be?
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Can the vice president of the United States be fired?

Does the vice-president serve at the discretion of the president, such that he or she can be removed from office at the president's will?
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Does a succeeding President select a new VP during succession?

There is a clearly documented Order of Succession that is followed when the current President is incapacitated. This has been the subject of Films and TV Shows. What normally happens in these ...
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If the VP were to invoke the 25th amendment to remove the President as unfit for office, would acting secretaries be able to consent?

The 25th Amendment says that the Vice-President, in conjunction with half of the fifteen executive department heads, can declare the President unfit to discharge his duties. Presently only two of the ...
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Was Mike Pence Vice President to Obama for a few minutes?

Mike Pence took his oath a few minutes before Donald Trump did. During those few minutes, was he Vice President to President Obama?
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How many terms can a former vice-president president serve?

If a president were to be unable to serve, with the vice-president becoming president, how many terms would they be able to run/serve for? Say the president is unable to serve 2 years into their ...
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12th Amendment and President and Vice Presidents from same states

The 12th Amendment states 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 ...