Why Trump won't pick DeSantis as his running mate

These days candidates run together as a unified ticket, but the requirement that electors could not cast both ballots for a person from their own state was not removed.

The potential of a Trump/DeSantis ticket given both are residents of Florida, with Trump now back living in Palm Beach where the Mar-a-Lago resort is located, is actually more risky than illegal, especially given Florida’s importance as a key swing state in any presidential election, with 29 electoral votes up for grabs.

“For the most part, it is not particularly important, and simply doesn’t come up very much,” Wagner wrote with regards to running mates being from the same state.

“It did briefly surface as an issue in 2000, when George W. Bush from Texas picked Dick Cheney, who had been living in Texas, to be his running mate. Four days before he was chosen by Bush, Cheney simply changed his residency to Wyoming, from where he had served in Congress.