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12th Amendment

The Electoral Tie: What a 269-269 Vote Would Do to Our Country

Austin Ostro | Posted 12.24.2012 | Teen
Austin Ostro

Imagine what the political climate of our country would be if a 269-269 tie occurs -- especially if the House chooses the candidate who lost the popular vote to become president.

The 12th Amendment and the Demise of Americans Elect

Holly Munson | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics
Holly Munson

Americans Elect's proclaimed goal of bringing bipartisanship to the White House is admirable. But a bipartisanship ticket is a naive and misguided approach.

''The Vice President is The Only Person The President Can't Fire.''

Martin Nolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Nolan

Barack Obama is pressured by Hillary Clinton to select her as VP, a mathematical question arises: why would he choose someone whom record numbers of Democrats have voted against?