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Regardless of a cross-party vote on condemnation, Trump is acquitted after the Senate fails to hit the two/three margin

After a confusing day, the United States Senate voted between 57 and 43 on Saturday afternoon to convict Donald J. Trump in his second impeachment trial. While this was by far the largest non-partisan impeachment vote in the country's history, it was still not enough to get the two-thirds of the Senate needed for conviction.

Among the Republicans who voted with Democrats were Richard Burr, Bill Cassidy, and Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Mitt Romney, Ben Sasse and Pat Toomey.

With this vote, the impeachment court is adjourned and Republicans have shaken off their last flirtation with the idea of ​​democracy.

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