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Manchin-Toomey Gun Compromise Fails 54-46

By on 4.17.13 | 4:31PM

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) voted no hoping to move to reconsider. This may allow him to bring the amendment up again:

Senate rules permit one motion to reconsider any question decided by vote, if offered by a senator who voted on the winning side.Normally a supporter of the outcome immediately moves to reconsider the vote, and the same senator or another immediately moves to table this motion, thus securing the outcome of the vote.

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