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41 GOP Senators Try To Filibuster Judge, Then Confirm Him Unanimously

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Their attempt failed because under new rules established by Democrats, "cloture" on most presidential nominees requires a simple majority, rather than 60 votes. So the nominee moved forward, 57-41.

Then the Senate proceeded to a final vote on the nomination, which passed 98-0, capturing the Republican senators who had just attempted to filibuster Delgado.