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Tue Jan 21, 2020, 10:35 PM

What if enough Senate republicans can't make it to the trial vote?

What if enough Senate republicans can't make it to the trial vote?

Flat tire? Terrible head cold?

Could there be enough ratio of guilty to innocent to convict?

And no republicans would have to vote innocent.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 10:39 PM

1. I beleive that 2/3rds of the Senators PRESENT have to vote for removal

So if only 23 Republican senators show up and all the Democratic senators are there, we'd be good.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 10:40 PM

2. I figured this out for another poster...can't Remember the results, but a lot of GOP would have

To be absent for 47 Democrat votes to represent 2/3's of those present.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 10:44 PM

3. The super majority required is of the Senators present.

If a case of blue flu broke out among the Republican conference, all that would be required is for the Democrats and enough Republicans be present to make a quorum and then two thirds of those present to vote to convict.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 10:56 PM

4. Thanks for asking this - I had been wondering the same thing.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 10:58 PM

5. Senate GOPers missing the vote as a mechanism to convict Trump requires MORE

rather than fewer to be willing to go along with the plan of conviction and removal.

With all Senators present, and 47 Dems, they need 20 GOPers to vote to convict to get 67/100 (67% is just above the 2/3 threshold).

If the GOP "defectors" (i.e. non-traitors-to-the-Constitution-and-their-oaths) instead want to miss the vote as a means of removing Trump with only Dem affirmative votes, because they don't vote against Trump and thereby increase the numerator, you need more participants in that plan to reach the 2/3 threshold. Specifically 30 GOP Senators. 47/70 is 67.14%.

Abstainers are only worth a fraction of convictors, so more are needed -- probably not a viable plan at this scale because of how obviously contrived it looks. If they are going to bail on the Trump-humpers they might as well do so effectively and strongly, and not look like a waffler or a coward.

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 11:20 PM

7. "obviously contrived"

"obviously contrived"

Yeah.

That's also the way it looks right now with their expressed intention to acquit and work with the WH team.


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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 10:59 PM

6. there's a far better chance of drumpf being removed by a heart attack, unfortunately lol

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 11:27 PM

8. They'll all fall in line for moscow mitch.

After they find him not guilty, start checking the traitors' personal accounts, foreign accounts, campaign accounts and large extravagant purchases or gifts.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 12:21 AM

9. Hmmm... 🤔

🙃

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