The fight over Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg`s successor injected another volatile element into the 43-day final stretch of the U.S. presidential race. Democratic candidate Joe Biden dubbed President Donald Trump`s plan for a quick vote to replace the liberal justice “an exercise of raw political power.”
U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski became the second Republican to voice objections, while some Democrats talked of expanding the number of SCOTUS justices using “court packing.”
As Supreme Court flags were set to fly at half staff for 30 days and creative memorials sprung up across the country, Ginsburg`s death appeared to energize voters left and right, especially women.
Democratic donors smashed fundraising records, funnelling more than $90 million in just more than 24 hours.
At a Trump rally in North Carolina, 59-year-old Paulette Fittshur viewed the…