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Motion to Invoke Cloture: Michael George DeSombre to be Ambassador of the United States to the Kingdom of Thailand: Michael George DeSombre, of Illinois, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand

Jan 8, 2020 at 11:56 a.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 67%
 
 
 
64
51
 
13
 
0
 
Nay 33%
 
 
 
31
0
 
30
 
1
 
Not Voting
 
 
 
5
2
 
2
 
1
 

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

The Yea votes represented 57% of the country’s population by apportioning each state’s population to its voting senators.

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Statistically Notable Votes

Statistically notable votes are the votes that are most surprising, or least predictable, given how other members of each voter’s party voted and other factors.

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