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Motion to Invoke Cloture on Joel M. Carson III to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit: Joel M. Carson III, of New Mexico, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit

May 10, 2018 at 12:42 p.m. ET.

This was a vote on “cloture” in the Senate, which means to end debate so that an up-or-down vote can be taken. A vote in favor is a vote to end debate and move to a vote on the issue itself, while a vote against is a vote to prolong debate or to filibuster.

Totals

All Votes R D I
Yea 71%
 
 
 
71
49
 
21
 
1
 
Nay 24%
 
 
 
24
0
 
23
 
1
 
Not Voting 5%
 
 
 
5
2
 
3
 
0
 

Cloture Motion Agreed to. Simple Majority Required. Source: senate.gov.

The Yea votes represented 70% of the country’s population by apportioning each state’s population to its voting senators.

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