Illinois House votes 114-1 to impeach Blagojevich.

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After a unanimous vote by a special impeachment panel yesterday, the full Illinois state House of Representative voted 114-1 to impeach Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D). The impeachment trial will be held by the state Senate.

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As MSNBC pointed out, “You don’t have to be guilty of committing a crime to be impeached. You just have to be accused of abusing your power or unable or unfit to serve.”

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The Chicago Tribune political blog notes that Blagojevich was jogging at the time of the impeachment vote: “A Tribune photographer took pictures of Blagojevich going jogging in his Ravenswood Manor neighborhood at about 10 a.m.”


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,Rep. Milt Patterson (D) cast the sole dissenting vote, saying that he didn’t feel comfortable with impeachment because he had “no first-hand knowledge of any of the evidence.”

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