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Sen. Scott Opposes Vote-Suppressing Farr, Ending Judicial Nomination

HeadlineNov 30, 2018

South Carolina Republican Senator Tim Scott said Thursday he would oppose the nomination of Thomas Farr for a lifetime federal judgeship in eastern North Carolina. Scott, who is the sole black Republican in the Senate, cited Farr’s role in Jesse Helms’ Senate campaigns in 1984 and 1990, which engaged in voter intimidation and suppression targeted at North Carolina’s black voters. Scott’s opposition to Farr would likely be the deciding vote, with Senator Jeff Flake also voting “no” along with the entire Democratic caucus.

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