October 28, 2008 question

Chris Farley was the original voice of Shrek . . . which seems to make a lot more physiological sense than the brogue of Mike Myers. Kyle and Karen H (the H stands for Haggis) both knew that and will receive one hot cup of jack squat courtesy of Matt Foley.

On to today’s question from the annals of history. Did you know that the Constitution prohibits electors in the Electoral College from voting for a president and vice president from their own state (i.e. electors from New Hampshire can vote for a presidential candidate from New Hampshire or a vice presidential candidate from New Hampshire, but not both)? It’s true. And the issue arose in the 2000 election because up until right before the election, Dick Cheney resided in Dallas (the same state as W). If Cheney’s residency had remained in Texas, electors from the Lone Star State could not have voted for him as vice president. Weird, huh? Here’s the official question:

To what state did Dick Cheney switch his legal residency and voter registration prior to the 2000 election?

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