Who decides the date of the presidential election?
How is the president then decided?
At what time does the President Elect become president?
The 20th amendment to the Constitution specifies that the term of each elected President of the United States begins at noon on January 20 of the year following the election. Each president must take the oath of office before assuming the duties of the position.
When can Congress choose the president?
If no candidate for president receives an absolute majority of the electoral votes, pursuant to the 12th Amendment, the House of Representatives must go into session immediately to choose a president from among the three candidates who received the most electoral votes.
How was the 12th Amendment passed?
What if no one gets 270?
What the Constitution says about the president?
How many times has Congress chosen the president?
Only two Presidential elections (1800 and 1824) have been decided in the House.
What qualifications must you meet to be President?
Who can the president not remove from office?
How old does someone have to be to be elected president?
According to Article II of the U.S. Constitution, the president must be a natural-born citizen of the United States, be at least 35 years old, and have been a resident of the United States for 14 years.
Why does U.S. use Electoral College instead of popular vote?
As prescribed in the U.S. Constitution, American presidents are elected not directly by the people, but by the people’s electors. The Electoral College was created by the framers of the U.S. Constitution as an alternative to electing the president by popular vote or by Congress.