In Illinois, They Love Blagojevich Not
Posted on Dec 15, 2008
How many Illinois state House members voted Monday to begin impeachment proceedings against Gov. Rod Blagojevich? 113. How many Illinois state House members are there? 113. But in a twist, the governor retains the power to name Barack Obama’s successor, although the Senate has no intention of recognizing a Blagojevich appointee.
The Illinois House voted 113-0 today to begin impeachment proceedings against Gov. Rod Blagojevich by creating an investigations committee to consider allegations that the two-term Democrat abused his office and may have participated in criminal activity.
But the Democrats who control the House decided against immediately considering a plan to strip the governor of his power to appoint a successor to the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama. They adjourned until Jan. 12, without advancing a plan to hold a special election to fill the Senate seat.
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