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On the Motion (Shall the Senator be Permitted to Proceed in Order?): Jeff Sessions, of Alabama, to be Attorney General

Feb 7, 2017 at 9:06 p.m. ET.

Totals

All Votes R D I
Yea 43%
 
 
 
43
0
 
42
 
1
 
Nay 50%
 
 
 
50
50
 
0
 
0
 
Not Voting 7%
 
 
 
7
2
 
4
 
1
 

Motion Rejected. Simple Majority Required. Source: senate.gov.

The Nay votes represented 45% of the country’s population by apportioning each state’s population to its voting senators.

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