When a president is removed by impeachment, shouldn't they be replaced by the runner-up in the previous election and not by their own VP?

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  • 3 weeks ago
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    Back when the runner up got the job of being VP, that was the way it was. But at some point the idea of a runner up got replaced with the Electoral College voting also for the VP. I am not sure when that happened, but it was early in US history and before the "Party system" developed.

    The constitution is clear on the issue of the elected VP assuming the office of president.

  • Mike
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Not in the Constition We are not a Banana Republic

  • David
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!

  • 3 weeks ago

    The constitution provides the order of succession in the event a president is removed, incapacitated, or dies

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  • Chris
    Lv 6
    3 weeks ago

    You are telling us you think impeachment is for the purpose of letting the losers of an election throw out the winners and take their place. This is incorrect. Wildly incorrect.

  • 3 weeks ago

    jailing him and some of his closets sycophants will be enough for me.

  • ricky
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Yeah, and shouldn’t football games be determined by the least amount of penalties. Think how nice and safe everyone would be. And they would tie zero to zero in every game. No losers. There would be no real reason to even play, just show up and sign autographs for people that appreciate what a nice player you are. Yup, makes sense!

  • 3 weeks ago

    No, Hillary.  That's not how it works. 

  • Nancy
    Lv 6
    3 weeks ago

    Well, that would require changing the Constitution. It would also require that the replacement NOT have been someone who was elected by the people. The VP is elected by the people to take the President's place. The loser isn't.

    • Alexander
      Lv 7
      3 weeks agoReport

      In Arizona, McSally lost the Senate election, but the Governor appointed her to the Senate anyway as soon as the next seat opened up.

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    If I had a bullet for every idiot on yahoo answers, well there would be a lot less idiots.

    • wow .. you are threatening a mass shooting of people that post questions? I GUARANTEE you are a trump supporter

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