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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentElections · 1 month ago

If trump stops being president now for what ever reason, so Mike Pence takes over the Presidency until 2020 (roughly one year), then can?

Pence be elected for one or two full 4-year Presidential terms? Please explain

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  • 1 month ago

    Pence can be elected to two full terms if he serves less than two years of a term he stepped into because the president did not complete his term of office.

  • Daisy
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Pence would assume the remainder of Trump's term as President. He can run for office in his own right in 2020, or the Republican Party could choose another candidate at its convention in 2020.

  • 1 month ago

    yes for a total of 10 years

  • 1 month ago

    Yes, he technically could.....the rule is....if you serve two years or more of the previous president's term.......that counts as your first term, and you can only be elected once more.

    But if you take over with less than 2 years to go, to the election......that doesn't count......and you could, theorhetically, run in the next two elections.......serving a maximum of 10 years actually.

    LBJ was in just such a position......won election in 1964.....but stepped down and *refused* to run again in 1968. But he could have........ serving a little more than 9 years, if he had run again and won.

    • Weasel McWeasel
      Lv 7
      2 weeks agoReport

      As I stated..........LBJ was in that very position-  He took over for the assassinated Kennedy...but only served a little more than a year.  He won his first term....serving 5 years......and could have run again, for another 4.......for a total of 9.  Not 8.  But he declined to run for re-election. 

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Yes. A vice president who succeeds a president can serve two full terms in their own right as long as they have served less than two years of their predecessors term. The max that someone can serve as president is 10 years.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Yes, he could.

    The rule is that someone cannot be elected more than twice, and anything over half a mandate (2 years) to complete someone else's mandate counts as the equivalent of one term.

    If Pence was to finish one year of Trump's term, then it is not counted, and he would be eligible for running in 2020, and assuming he'd win, would be eligible in 2024.

  • 1 month ago

    Yes he can be elected for up to two terms. The last President that was in this situation was Lyndon B. Johnson. He took over as President after John Kennedy was assassinated. Once Kennedy's term was over he won the election, but after his full term he declined to run for a second one.

    • David B.
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      American Atheist; Well gee, that would make my answer 100% correct then wouldn't it?

  • 1 month ago

    Yes. A president can run twice and be elected twice. But he may also finish the term of the preceding president if it's less than 2 years. So 10 years max. LBJ 'inherited' the presidency in late 1963 when Kennedy was shot, but served less than 2 years of Kennedy's term. He ran again in 1964 and won, and he COULD have run in 1968 but decided not to.

  • 1 month ago

    Pence could run for two full terms after, if someone takes over a term from a president the term he completes does not count against his 2 term limit if they complete less then half of the term

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    "no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once"

    Pence would be able to be elected 2 more terms.

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