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12th Amendment

What did the 12th Amendment do?

  • The 12th Amendment prevented electors in the Electoral College from electing a president and vice-president. Before the 12th Amendment, the Electoral College only voted for the President:  The candidate who came in second was named vice-president.  This changed after the 12th Amendment.

What is the 12th Amendment in simple terms?

  • The 12th Amendment is one of the 27 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, and stipulates an elector from the Electoral College shall cast one vote for president and a separate vote for vice-president of the country.  Since the people vote for the candidates and are represented by the Electoral College, it follows that the people should be voting separately for vice-president.  When is the last time you voted for a Vice President?

When was the 12th Amendment first used?

  • The 12th Amendment was used about 20 years after its ratification in the presidential election of 1824, and has come into play in Supreme Court cases from 1952 to 2020.

Is the 12h Amendment being implemented in the way it was intended?

  • "The Electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President". "...they shall name in their ballots he person voted for as President, and in distinct ballots the person voted for as Vice-President...". How are electors selected to vote for president and vice president? Answer: By popular vote in the respective states. Question, when you vote for president, do you also vote for vice president?

Something seems amiss here.


  • 1789 -1853 - Elected Presidential candidates came from the following parties: Whig; Democrat; Democrat-Republican; National Republican and the Federalist Party
  • December 9, 1803 - 12th Amendment Ratified
  • 1824 - 12th Amendment implemented 20 years after ratification
  • Up to and including 1832 - The VP running mate was selected by the respective parties at the end of their convention
  • After 1832, the VP running mate was chosen by the nominated presidential candidate (in violation of the 12th Amendment).  Andrew Jackson was the first president to violate the 12th Amendment.
  • 1853 to Present: Only Democrats and Republicans were ever elected as president and vice president
  • 1860: Abraham Lincoln was the first Republican to be elected president


The 12th Amendment has been violated since it was implemented.  All vice-presidents since John C. Calhoun, up to and including Kamala Harris.  None of these vice-presidents were put into office legitimately.


Study of the 12th Amendment

Historical quotes:

    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.   " - Benjamin Franklin 1775




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