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    The Electors cannot vote from two people from their own state, but must choose at least one candidate from another state. If Bush and Cheney had wanted to both claim Texas residency in 2000, they could have, so long as the Electors from Texas voted for someone out-of-state for VP.

    The actual prohibition from the 12th Amendment:

    The Electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves
    The "themselves" there are the Electors.

    Put in simpler language, each Elector has to vote for at least one person from another state. For example, if I'm an Elector from Florida, and the two names on the ticket are both from New York (say, Clinton/Cuomo), I can still vote for both of them; if I'm an Elector from New York, I have to pick someone else for VP, and risk Congress getting to make the final decision if Cuomo ends up without a majority.

    "Speaking for myself only" - Armando

    by JR on Tue May 21, 2013 at 10:19:40 AM PDT

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