Sotomayor confirmed, 68-31

The Senate voted to confirm Sonia Sotomayor today by greater than a 2-to-1 margin.

68 senators voted to confirm Sotomayor, with 31 opposed. Sen. Ted Kenned (D-Mass.) did not vote due to illness.

The an official roll call has not yet been posted, it appeared that every Democrat voted for Sotomayor, with 9 Republicans joining: Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Mel Martinez (R-Fla.), Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), George Voinovich (R-Ohio), Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), Judd Gregg (R-N.H.), and Kit Bond (R-Mo.)

The vote followed an hour of speeches by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala), ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, Pat Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Senate Minority Leader, and Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Senate Majority Leader.

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