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How impeachment could impact Congressional races in Upstate New York

Impeachment could be an impediment when it comes to re-election in certain New York congressional districts.

While House Democrats continue their impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, voters in various swing districts around the country and in New York State are taking notice.

Impeachment has proven to be an incredibly touchy subject, especially in districts that Trump won in 2016.

The process of impeaching a sitting president is a political exercise. Articles of Impeachment require a simple majority of 218 votes in the House to make it to trial in the Senate, where a 2/3rd majority of the Upper Chamber is necessary for removal of the president.

But what happens back home will certainly affect what happens in Washington. New York lawmakers and political observers are watching certain swing districts closely to see whether public opinion can propel the current Democratic incumbents to re-election or another upset come 2020.

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