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    Re: Can This Scenario Happen ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rich2018 View Post
    But I don't think the Constitution specifies an immediate relinquishment of one office does it. ?
    It doesn't. However, process precedent does factor in. That's why more often than not, a senator will run for president during a time in which he/she is not up for re-election in the senate. That way, if they come up short and are not elected president, they just go back to being senator. If they are elected, they resign their senate seat and the governor of their state appoints someone to complete their term.

    Remember governor Blago in Illinois? He decided that president Obama's vacated seat was for sale.

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    Re: Can This Scenario Happen ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stealers Wheel View Post
    It doesn't. However, process precedent does factor in. That's why more often than not, a senator will run for president during a time in which he/she is not up for re-election in the senate. That way, if they come up short and are not elected president, they just go back to being senator. If they are elected, they resign their senate seat and the governor of their state appoints someone to complete their term.

    Remember governor Blago in Illinois? He decided that president Obama's vacated seat was for sale.
    I was thinking that Nancy Pelosi, if she intended not remaining in the presidency more that a few days, might not resign her seat in the House.

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