Reading of the Constitutionby Representative Robin L. Kelly
Posted on 2015-01-09
KELLY of Illinois. Article II, section 1:
``The executive power shall be vested in a President of the United
States of America. He shall hold his office during the term of four
years, and, together with the Vice President, chosen for the same term,
be elected, as follows:
``Each State shall appoint, in such manner as the legislature thereof
may direct, a number of electors, equal to the whole number of Senators
and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress:
but no Senator or Representative, or person holding an office or trust
or profit under the United States, shall be appointed an elector.''
Mr. GOODLATTE. I now yield to the gentleman from Virginia (Mr.
Mr. FORBES. ``The Congress may determine the time of chusing the electors, and the day on which they shall give their votes; which day shall be the same throughout the United States.
``No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty five years, and been fourteen years a resident within the United States.'' Mr. GOODLATTE. I now yield to the gentleman from California (Mr. Takano).