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[Florida Men] Trump-DeSantis ticket would be unconstitutional
Posted by: GGD
Date: May 03, 2021 02:27PM
45 might now start arguing that the doesn't live at Mar-a-lago after all.

[www.sun-sentinel.com]

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Former President Trump has not been spending his time in Mar-a-Lago boning up on the Constitution. The trial balloon he floated the other day about the possibility of his “friend” and “great guy,” Gov. Ron DeSantis, being his vice presidential running mate if the ex-President runs again in 2024, which he said he is “100%” considering, would likely sacrifice the electoral votes of Florida, a state Trump carried twice.

The 12th amendment to the U. S. Constitution proscribes a presidential elector from casting a vote for a ticket unless at least one of the candidates is from a different state than the elector. Thus, a Trump-DeSantis ticket would forfeit Florida’s 30 electoral votes (enhanced by one through redistricting) unless Republicans can pull off a Constitutional amendment, which is highly unlikely, or one of the GOP tandem moves out of state, as Dick Cheney did, departing Texas for his native Wyoming after his selection as George W. Bush’s running mate in 2000. That move was necessary for carrying the Lone Star State that was essential to their victory.

DeSantis leaving the state where he presumably would still be governor in three years is highly improbable, as is the former President’s leaving his beloved adopted Sunshine state to go — where, back to New York? As they say up there, Fuhgeddaboutit.
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Re: [Florida Men] Trump-DeSantis ticket would be unconstitutional
Posted by: hal
Date: May 03, 2021 02:42PM
I did not know this, not Bedminster NJ is Trump's second home. He could change residency to NJ easily.

[edit: wrong town]



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Re: [Florida Men] Trump-DeSantis ticket would be unconstitutional
Posted by: vision63
Date: May 03, 2021 03:24PM
Hopefully, he'll be immersed fully in hot water by then.



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Re: [Florida Men] Trump-DeSantis ticket would be unconstitutional
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: May 03, 2021 04:13PM
It would be a piece of cake to get around. Bush and Cheney ran into it.
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Re: [Florida Men] Trump-DeSantis ticket would be unconstitutional
Posted by: Buzz
Date: May 03, 2021 05:11PM
Why would anyone ever vote for that schmuck again?

I don't understand why anybody voted for him the first couple of times.
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Re: [Florida Men] Trump-DeSantis ticket would be unconstitutional
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: May 03, 2021 05:16PM
DeSantis carpetbagged his way here, there is no reason he wouldn't bail if he thought it would help him climb the ladder.



“No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.”
-- François de La Rochefoucauld

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Re: [Florida Men] Trump-DeSantis ticket would be unconstitutional
Posted by: Speedy
Date: May 03, 2021 06:02PM
He’ll be back in New York spending time in one of the state’s many fine prisons.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: [Florida Men] Trump-DeSantis ticket would be unconstitutional
Posted by: AllGold
Date: May 03, 2021 06:03PM
It might not be an issue in 2024. In which state do you think Trump will be serving his prison time then?



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