Had the 12th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution been passed prior to the 1801 electoral tie, which candidate would’ve been out of a job?

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Had the 12th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution been passed prior to the 1801 electoral tie, which candidate would’ve been out of a job?

Post by NewsOnline on Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:00 pm

Had the 12th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution been passed prior to the 1801 electoral tie, which candidate would’ve been out of a job?

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Post by NewsOnline on Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:00 pm

How to find the answer: Search [electoral tie 1801] to find that a tie for president between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr was broken by a vote in Congress. Jefferson was declared president and Burr became vice president. Search [12th Amendment] to learn that it requires the Electoral College to vote separately for the president and VP. So Aaron Burr would not have automatically become VP.


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