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Response to phylny (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2021, 12:54 PM

16. He becomes president at noon regardless of the ceremony or when he takes the oath

I suppose if he took the oath at 12:03 pm, there would have been a few minutes where he "was" president but couldn't exercise any of the powers of office.

In any event, the idea of taking the oath shortly before noon is so that there's no such gap, he's already taken the oath by the moment he becomes president at noon.

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