Berkeley Takes Impeachment to the Ballot

Berkeley will be the first city in the US to put a vote for impeachment on the ballot.

With overwhelming support from Berkeley residents, the Berkeley City Council unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday night to be the first jurisdiction in the United States to let the public vote for the president's impeachment…

Voters will be asked to vote yes or no on a measure that will read, "Shall the City of Berkeley call upon the United States House of Representatives to initiate proceedings for the impeachment and removal from office of President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard B. Cheney, call upon the California State Legislature to submit a Resolution in support of impeachment to the United States House of Representatives, and establish a Temporary Task Force on Impeachment?"

The measure is strictly advisory, but the city hopes it sparks a national debate on the presidency and the Constitution.
Considering that if they get other local cities to follow suit, they could get a couple million votes for impeachment in the Bay Area alone, it’s a good plan. Let the people speak directly to the issue, since no one else—including the Democrats—wants to touch it with a 10-foot pole.

(Thank to Ang for passing that along.)

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