How the Democrats could impeach Trump or Kavanaugh

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The upcoming midterm elections are poised to determine whether or not the Democrats can take back the House and the Senate.

Members of the Democratic Party have said they will push for impeachment for President Trump and Justice Brett Kavanaugh should they regain control, NBC reports.

The impeachment process begins with the House Judiciary Committee reviewing charges against an official and determining if there are grounds for impeachment.

The full House of Representatives votes on one or more articles of impeachment, and if at least one gets a simple majority vote, the official is indicted and considered impeached.

From there, the proceedings move to the Senate for a trial presided over by the Supreme Court Chief Justice, with the Senate acting as jury.

In order to get a conviction, a supermajority, or two-thirds of the senators must find the official guilty. Once convicted, he is immediately removed from office.

The Democrats will need to win 218 seats during the midterm elections to regain control over the House of Representatives and initiate impeachment proceedings. Polls indicate that they have a good chance of doing so, according to CNN and polling data aggregator Real Clear Politics.

However, the Democrats are much less likely to win enough seats in the Senate to ensure a two-thirds majority vote for conviction.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. House Judiciary Committee reviewing charges
2. Simple majority vote needed from House of Representatives to impeach
3. Depiction of Senate trial with Supreme Court Chief Justice presiding
4. Two-thirds majority vote needed in Senate to convict
5. Democrats need 218 seats to retake House of Representatives, likely to win
6. Democrats not as likely to win enough seats to retake Senate

VOICEOVER (in English):

"The impeachment process begins with the House Judiciary Committee reviewing charges against an official and determining if there are grounds for impeachment."

"The full House of Representatives votes on one or more articles of impeachment, and if at least one gets a simple majority vote, the official is indicted and considered impeached."

"From there, the proceedings move to the Senate for a trial presided over by the Supreme Court Chief Justice, with the Senate acting as jury."

"In order to get a conviction, a supermajority, or two-thirds of the senators must find the official guilty. Once convicted, he is immediately removed from office."

"The Democrats will need to win 218 seats during the midterm elections to regain control over the House and initiate impeachment proceedings."

"Polls indicate that they have a good chance of doing so."

"However, the Democrats are much less likely to win enough seats in the Senate to ensure a two-thirds majority vote for conviction."

SOURCES:
NBC, CNN, Real Clear Politics, New York Times
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/impeaching-kavanaugh-rouses-progressive-democrats-after-confirmation-n917376
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/31/politics/nancy-pelosi-house-democrats-midterms-voting/index.html
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2018/house/2018_elections_house_map.html
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2018/senate/2018_elections_senate_map.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/17/us/politics/how-the-impeachment-process-works-trump-clinton.html