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Background This is a "constitutional corner case" that was surely not contemplated by the U.S. Constitution of 1789, or any of its amendments, and which would seem to violate the spirit, although not the letter of the constitution. The possibility of this scenario was quite real in the early Republic, as Vice Presidents were frequently runners up ...


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It is as a practical matter impossible. While some states allow ballot access by paying a fee or being a nominee of a major political party, others require that petitions with certain numbers of signatures be signed for ballot access. There is no practical way that a Presidential candidate could meet those petition requirements in enough states that require ...


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According to Section 1 of the 25th Amendment, the Vice President becomes President when the sitting President dies, resigns, or is removed from office, and according to Section 1, Clause 8 of Article 2 the President can begin executing their duties as President after they take the oath of office. In short, nothing can stop a murderous Vice President from ...


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In this case the VP would assume the office of the president due to Section 1 of the 25th Amendment. It states that the VP shall become the president upon the death of the president and there is nothing to stop that. https://www.constituteproject.org/constitution/United_States_of_America_1992 In case of the removal of the President from office or of his ...


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If the Vice President undisputedly murdered the sitting President, is there anything stopping them from becoming President? If the Vice President murdered the sitting President in cold blood for all to see, would they still become President? For both of the above, it depends somewhat on timing. Would they simply get sworn in or is there a mechanism to ...


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This is a "Constitution as software, government as hardware" question. It presupposes that the operation of the Constitution is entirely automatic and governed by rules, in much the way that a computer system will match its state to a set of instructions encoded in the software and mindlessly execute that instruction. It fails to recognise that ...


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Myriad Agencies In The Federal Government Are Involved Prior to the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, almost every U.S. government agency had its own law enforcement or security division. Many U.S. government agencies still do. Prior to 9-11 the Federal Protective Service which provides security in most federal buildings, strictly speaking, ...


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To what extent are senior non-elected officials such as the WH Chief of Staff provided with protection? An article from abcnews, Protecting US government leaders: Who gets security and why: ANALYSIS, October 18, 2019, provides descriptions for a large number of agencies and people. Specific to the question is – Protection is typically based on three ...


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