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Vice presidential vacancies, part 6

 

August 27, 2021



As we have seen, the U.S. Constitution gives vice presidents only two functions: to break ties in the U.S. Senate and to carry out the duties of the president if the president is unable to do so.

Many people who have held the office of vice president were frustrated with their lack of power. This has been especially true throughout history when the president and vice president did not get along.

In the 19th century vice presidential candidates were often chosen by delegates to a party’s convention without regard for whom the presidential candidate would prefer. This has since changed dram...



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