Donald Trump is on the verge of becoming just the third U.S. president to be impeached. But his allies couldn’t care less about this week’s history-making, legacy-shaping vote.

Instead, they’re singularly focused on the vote that will come on Nov. 3, 2020 — and already choreographing an election strategy that capitalizes on impeachment itself.

At the heart of the strategy from the Trump campaign and the GOP is a belief that the more Trump and his allies embrace impeachment — framing it as the inevitable outcome of a system run by partisan elites — the more voters beyond the president’s base are likely to gravitate toward that message.

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