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Sun Jan 10, 2021, 12:03 PM

How many Senate votes now are required for Impeachment?

Now that the two Georgia Senators have conceded/ republicans ...does that change the Impeachment quota required by the Senate to seal the deal? Also, what is the number we need this week for the Senate to confirm Impeachment of Trump?

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Reply How many Senate votes now are required for Impeachment? (Original post)
FarPoint Jan 2021 OP
marie999 Jan 2021 #1
FarPoint Jan 2021 #3
stopbush Jan 2021 #2
FarPoint Jan 2021 #7
NoRoadUntravelled Jan 2021 #11
stopbush Jan 2021 #13
NoRoadUntravelled Jan 2021 #14
onenote Jan 2021 #15
Squinch Jan 2021 #4
Kammer Jan 2021 #5
marmar Jan 2021 #6
FarPoint Jan 2021 #9
onenote Jan 2021 #16
moose65 Jan 2021 #8
FarPoint Jan 2021 #10
Ferrets are Cool Jan 2021 #12
onenote Jan 2021 #17

Response to FarPoint (Original post)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 12:05 PM

1. 67

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Response to marie999 (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 12:06 PM

3. Okay...

So, do the two Georgia Senators vote still??? Probably a stupid question....

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Response to FarPoint (Original post)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 12:05 PM

2. 2/3 of the Senators in attendance is what's needed.

If only 60 Senators are present, 40 votes are needed for conviction.

My feeling: the best course for R Senators is to skip the trial. They can then say they never voted to convict tRump. Leave it to the Ds and a handful of Rs to do what’s right.

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Response to stopbush (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 12:07 PM

7. Ahhh that makes sense...

Does anyone think some republican senators could be a no show and thus not technically be associated with vote for impeachment? Some are pure cowards.

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Response to stopbush (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 12:34 PM

11. Is there a quorum required to hold a vote on impeachment and removal from office?

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Reply #11)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 02:07 PM

13. Not that I know of. The Constitution stipulates only 2/3 of Senators present

to vote for conviction.

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Response to stopbush (Reply #13)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 02:09 PM

14. Then it would be a matter of whether McConnell actually lets it come to a vote? nt

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Response to stopbush (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 02:14 PM

15. That won't happen. Skipping the trial will be viewed extremely negatively by voters.

Republican voters in particular will not forgive any Republican that doesn't vote to acquit. Some Republicans like Collins, who probably has run for office for the last time, and Murkoowski, who already is essentially an independent, and a few others, could get away not voting to acquit.

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Response to FarPoint (Original post)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 12:06 PM

4. The House impeaches, the Senate convicts.

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Response to FarPoint (Original post)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 12:06 PM

5. Those present

2/3rds of senators present and voting.

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Response to FarPoint (Original post)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 12:07 PM

6. Maybe 20 Repugs will take an extended coffee break.

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Response to marmar (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 12:08 PM

9. Works for me!

I am sooooo looking forward to this upcoming week of political drama.

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Response to marmar (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 02:15 PM

16. not a chance in the world of that happening.

If they're afraid of voting to convict, they're going to be afraid of not voting to acquit.

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Response to FarPoint (Original post)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 12:08 PM

8. The Senate doesn't impeach

The Senate holds the trial and makes the decision about removal. For that it requires 2/3 of the Senators who are present. It does NOT require 67 votes, necessarily.

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Response to moose65 (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 12:09 PM

10. I understand that...

The seal the deal is in the Senate....so, that is my focus. ... I believe the House will Impeach. Thank you for the information...It's very fast pace these days...

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Response to FarPoint (Original post)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 12:37 PM

12. If repugs don't show up for the vote, we will pass it easily.

I'm afraid that is the only way it will happen. Repugs don't have the guts to show up and vote the treasonous bastard out.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #12)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 02:16 PM

17. The notion that Republican senators will skip voting en masse is a fantasy.

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