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U.S. Senate votes to move Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, to a final vote

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Posted at 9:03 AM, Oct 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-05 11:03:03-04

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate voted to move the nomination of Supreme Court Justice nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, to a final vote.

The Friday morning vote was 51 for and 49 against.

The procedural vote ends the debate on the nomination.

Since a simple majority of the upper chamber voted in favor, the Senate will now be able to advance to a final confirmation vote as early as Saturday.

If the vote had failed, it would’ve been a major blow to the nomination and throw the possibility of confirmation into serious doubt.