Amendment Twelve
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Amendment Twelve: Instead of casting two votes for President, each elector must pick a President AND a Vice President on his or her ballot.
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Summary: One section - no amendments applicable. The electors for each state are to meet in their respective states and cast one vote for a candidate for President and one vote for a candidate for Vice President. An elector may vote for one or the other, but not both, of two candidates that reside in the same state as the electors. The electors shall make a record of all persons voted for as president and all persons voted for as vice-president and of the number of votes for each. The person having the greatest number of votes for President shall be the President but that number of votes must be a majority of all the electors. If no person has a majority, the house of Representatives is to choose the president immediately, by ballot, from among the three candidates having the highest numbers of votes. The vote of the House of Representatives is to be taken by states with each state having one vote. Representation for two-thirds of the states shall be considered a quorum and a majority of all states is required for a decision.
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Language Amended Out: Nothing has been amended out.
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Ratification date: 6/15/1804
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