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Leland Yee Investigation: What happens to his constituents?

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In this photo made Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, left, speaks on a bill, while his seat mate Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, works at his desk at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Yee was arrested on federal corruption charges, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, while Calderon was indicted on federal corruption charges earlier in the year. Rich Pedroncelli/AP

The California senate recently voted to suspend three democratic senators, all of whom are embroiled in criminal cases.

San Francisco senator Leland Yee was indicted on charges of illegal arms deals, Montebello senator Ron Calderon on charges of taking bribes, and Baldwin Hills senator Rod Wright was convicted for lying about where he lives.

Though all three have been suspended, none of them have resigned from their posts. So what happens to the millions of constituents living in their districts?

For more on that, we're joined by Mindy Romero, the director of the California Civic Engagement Project at the University of California, Davis.

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