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Thu Oct 31, 2019, 09:21 AM

for the vote today: is it majority or 2/3rds vote needed for it to go forward? thanks. nt

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Reply for the vote today: is it majority or 2/3rds vote needed for it to go forward? thanks. nt (Original post)
Javaman Oct 31 OP
Wounded Bear Oct 31 #1
BumRushDaShow Oct 31 #2
FormerDittoHead Oct 31 #3

Response to Javaman (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 09:22 AM

1. Simple majority...

this is a process vote. In fact, the final House vote on impeachment will be a simple majority vote.

Only the final vote in the Senate for conviction would require the super-majority vote.

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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 09:24 AM

2. No. This is not an "impeachment" vote

This is a vote on a resolution that sets up the "Rules" for how the impeachment inquiry/investigation will continue in the public realm.

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Response to Javaman (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 09:43 AM

3. This vote is just for the investigation...

It is by simple majority.

The next step is impeachment itself.

That is by simple majority.

You then move on to the Senate, and while removal is by 2/3rds, the fact is that we need only 3 Senators to vote against Trump to get a majority conviction, which would be a great political win given all the circumstances...

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