Obama/Palin or McCain/Biden
September 4, 2008 11:01 PM Subscribe
Is Obama/Palin (or for that matter McCain/Biden) possible?
posted by birdsquared to Law & Government (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Given what happened in 1836
, and my understanding of the electoral college system
it would appear hypothetically possible.
However, each state controls the voting system for their electors, and while Delaware has a slate
voting law (see (9) at the bottom of the page), and Wisconsin has a ban on write-ins for VP
standing alone (see bottom of page 5), it would still appear possible to write-in the VP from the other party with a presidential vote for a specific candidate (at least in those two states). I am not a student of US state voting laws (I found these two examples from Google), but I am wondering if there are any voting wonks who are familiar with the whole panoply of the 50 states who could advise if Obama/Palin or McCain/Biden are possible in 2008. (i.e. do enough states with enough electors have enabling legislation?)