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Cheney Is Ruled a Wyoming Resident

Associated Press

Dick Cheney is a Wyoming resident and therefore would be constitutionally qualified to serve as George W. Bush’s vice president, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.

The ruling came from the bench after an hourlong hearing in which lawyers for three Texas residents argued that Cheney had moved to Bush’s home state of Texas when he took a job there in 1993.

The 12th Amendment of the Constitution says that if the presidential and vice presidential candidates reside in the same state, then that state’s electors cannot vote for each of them.

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Judge Patrick Higginbotham said, without elaboration, that the panel was in agreement that Cheney clearly is a Wyoming resident.


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