Prolonged effect on Election Day

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Much of the impeachment process happens inside of the U.S. Capitol. "In 2018, Democrats used Trump’s election in their campaign, and gained the majority in the House. If President Trump isn’t removed from office, Democrats will undoubtedly use that in their presidential campaign," SENIOR Jacob Wendel said.

With the House of Representatives impeaching President Donald Trump on abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, the Senate is expected to begin the trial to remove him from office in the near future. It is unlikely that he will be removed from office, as Republicans are currently the Senate majority.

As many see this as a partisan issue, it is safe to assume that the majority of Senate Republicans will vote against his removal while the majority of Senate Democrats will vote for it, much like his impeachment. Trump’s impeachment and subsequent trial will have a profound effect on politics for years to come.

Only three of the forty five U.S. presidents have been impeached, leading some to believe that President Trump is being targeted by his political opponents rather than being removed for overstepping his power. While Republicans will no doubt use Trump’s impeachment to attempt to expand their base in future campaigning, they will only have more to work with if he is removed from office, especially as we approach the next presidential election.

With 12 candidates contending to run for president, the majority of Democrats agreeing on Trump’s Impeachment will help strengthen the Democratic Party, which will be important on Election Day. In 2018, Democrats used Trump’s election in their campaign, and gained the majority in the House. If President Trump isn’t removed from office, Democrats will undoubtedly use that in their presidential campaign. And if they continue to increase voter turnout like they did in 2018, they could have a good shot at winning the presidential election.

Whether Trump is removed from office or not, 2020 is going to be a very close presidential election. Both Democrats and Republicans will use everything they have to try to win. While voter turnout is typically pretty low amongst other developed nations, it will be interesting to compare voter turnout in 2020 to voter turnout from 2016 as there’s been a push to get more people to vote.