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Rod Blagojevich Impeached

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The Illinois House has voted to impeach Governor Rod Blagojevich, who has been charged with trying to effectively sell President-elect Barack Obama's Senate seat. The vote was 114 to one.

The State Senate will now decide whether Blagojevich will be removed from office. President Bill Clinton was impeached by the U.S. House on December 19, 1998 but was later acquitted by the Senate.

After corruption allegations emerged against Blagojevich, he appointed Roland Burris to Mr. Obama's seat. Burris testified in hearings over Blagojevich's impeachment and it remains to be seen whether he will take up the seat.

Read more about the impeachment vote here.

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