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Page 21 - Section 4 The Congress may by law provide for the case of the death of any of the persons from whom the House of Representatives may choose a President whenever the right of choice shall have devolved upon them...
Page 18 - The terms of the President and Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January, and the terms of Senators and Representatives at noon on the 3rd day of January, of the years in which such terms would have ended if this article had not been ratified: and the terms of their successors shall then begin.
Page 22 - Although an emergency may not call into life a power which has never lived, nevertheless emergency may afford a reason for the exertion of a living power already enjoyed.
Page 44 - And they shall make distinct lists of all persons voted for as President and of all persons voted for as Vice...
Page 16 - President; a quorum for the purpose shall consist of two-thirds of the whole number of Senators, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice. But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice President of the United States.
Page 8 - It was equally desirable, that the immediate election should be made by men most capable of analyzing the qualities adapted to the station, and acting under circumstances favorable to deliberation and to a judicious combination of all the reasons and inducements that were proper to govern their choice. A small number of persons, selected by their fellow citizens from the general mass will be most likely to possess the information and discernment requisite to so complicated an investigation.
Page 7 - Congress passed an act declaring, section 12, "that the term of four years for which a President and Vice President shall be elected shall in all cases commence on the 4th day of March next succeeding the day on which the votes of the electors shall have been given.