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When do presidents choose their vice presidents?
June 20, 2012 8:53PM
Soon after a person is nominated as a candidate at the national convention. the convention delegates choose a vice-presidential candidate. In recent years, the presidential nominee names the person he wants for his running mate and the convention confirms his choice. The nominee may have made his choice earlier, but announcing the choice at the convention is a courtesy to the convention delegates and make the convention more newsworthy.