The constitution of the united states has a provision by which the highest vote getter in the general election becomes president, while the second highest vote getter becomes the vice president. This could potentially (and should) result in candidates from multiple parties getting elected to the 2 highest posts in our country.
Unfortunately, this is not how the elections are done. The candidate for president chooses his/her running mate. Now, the last time I looked at the constitution there were no ammendments that made this way of doing the elections legal. So, my question is: Why is the current way of holding elections (candidates choosing their own running mates) not ruled unconstitutional?
Correct me if I'm wrong, but if the second highest vote-getter is supposed to be elected vice president, wouldn't choosing your own running mate go against the constitution and therefore be illegal?