How Many Votes are Needed to Impeach a President?


There needs to be a majority vote in the House of Representatives for an impeachment trial to take place. The trial will be held by the Senate and presided over by the Chief Justice of the United States.
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In order to impeach a president, 2/3 of the house votes is needed. The rules are debated prior to the trial. It is held at the house of representatives.
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A simple majority (218) votes is needed to impeach in the House. And, 2/3 of the Senate must vote for conviction in order to convict.
The vote to impeach a president must be by a two-thirds majority, which equals out to 67 Senators.
A simple majority, 50% plus one vote, is all that is needed to impeach.
Simple majority of the House.
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