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  • Can the vice president become the president of the Senate?

  • Under the Constitution, the Vice President is President of the Senate, but if he became Acting President under this amendment, he would no longer be President of the Senate, but the President pro tempore would become the President of the Senate. Is that correct? Mr. BAYH. That is correct. Mr. SALTONSTALL.

  • What happens if there is a vacancy in the vice president?

  • Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress. Section 3.

  • Can a president and vice president be from opposing political parties?

  • In theory, the most obvious way for a president and vice president to be from opposing political parties is for them to run on the same ticket. What makes such a scenario unlikely, though, is the damage the candidate would sustain from members and voters of his party.

  • When did voters choose the president and vice president separately?

  • Before the adoption of the 12th Amendment in 1804, voters chose presidents and vice presidents separately.