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Kavanaugh Vote: Confirmation Looks All but Certain

Judge Brett Kavanaugh could be Justice Brett Kavanaugh by the end of the weekend.

Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin were the final undecided senators to announce their votes Friday afternoon -- and they're voting "yes." So is Sen. Jeff Flake, the Arizona Republican who called for the FBI background probe into Kavanaugh. Sen Lisa Murkowski, an Alaska Republican, will vote no, but she is the only Republican who will.

Those decisions came after a dramatic 51-49 procedural vote to limit debate on the nomination — the next-to-last step in the tumultuous Supreme Court confirmation process. A final confirmation vote could come as early as Saturday. Watch the NBC livestream.

 

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