Illinois Governor Arrested for Selling Senate Seat

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Rod Blogojevich has been impeached by the Illinois House 114 to 1.

The Illinois Senate will take up the matter Jan 26.
 
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Illinois House votes to impeach Blagojevich

USA TODAY's Judy Keen reports that the Illinois House of Representatives just voted to impeach Gov. Rod Blagojevich on a 114-1 vote, setting the stage for a trial in the state Senate that will decide if he should be removed from office in the wake of corruption allegations.

House members who spoke before the unprecedented vote charged that the Democrat betrayed his oath of office and is not fit to lead the state. Blagojevich is the first Illinois governor to be impeached.

"We stand here today because of the perfidy of one man: Rod Blagojevich," said Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie, a Democrat who chaired a special impeachment committee. "To overturn the results of an election is not something that should be undertaken lightly."

It takes 60 votes in the 118-member House to approve impeachment. The two-term Democratic governor could be removed from office with a votes of 40 of 59 members of the Senate.
Posted by Mike Carney at 11:34 AM/ET, January 09, 2009
http://blogs.usatoday.com/ondeadline/2009/01/illinois-house.html [Broken]
 
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Illinois senate votes to oust Governor Blagojevich
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090129/ts_nm/us_blagojevich_conviction [Broken]
CHICAGO (Reuters) – The Illinois state senate on Thursday convicted Governor Rod Blagojevich of abuse of power, removing him from office amid charges that he tried to sell the U.S. Senate seat once held by President Barack Obama.

More than two-thirds of the 59 senators, acting as a jury following the two-term Democrat's impeachment on January 9, voted to find him guilty, effectively ousting him from office.
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Ill. gov unanimously convicted, tossed from office
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/illinois_governor_impeachment [Broken]
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/illinois_governor_impeachment [Broken]

He's out!
 
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He was within 20 votes of saving his job too.
 
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He was within 20 votes of saving his job too.
Surely, he could have bought 20 votes...
 
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Surely, he could have bought 20 votes...

Maybe if he had the money from the sale of the senate seat...
 

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