Blagojevich removed from office

By a unanimous vote of the state senate, Rod Blagojevich is no longer the governor of Illinois.

Published January 29, 2009 10:43PM (EST)

Rod Blagojevich is now the former governor of Illinois. In a result that was pretty much a foregone conclusion, the state senate has just now voted unanimously to remove Blagojevich from office. Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn will now be sworn in to take his place.

Update: In a second vote, also unanimous, the state senate voted to disqualify Blagojevich from ever again holding public office in Illinois.

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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