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D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

Are We Heading Toward a Constitutional Amendment for a National Vote to Recall a President?

November 19, 2019 --

Much of Ambassador Yovanovitch's  testimony amounted to her stating her  opinions on various matters, including the intent of the president --  not factual matters she directly witnessed. 

It would be fair to infer that Democrats hope that her testimony, however irrelevant legally, will help persuade Americans that the president has committed the impeachable offenses of treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors.   

But how is impeachment and conviction  to be determined: by vote of the House and then the Senate, or by public opinion poll?   

Besides, a president is not elected by a majority (or plurality) of the popular vote, but by a majority of the electoral college.   If a majority of the popular vote is not required to elect a president, how can a majority of a public opinion poll be cited to justify a president's ouster?