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Fact Check:

There has been a Supreme Court vacancy 29 times in US history during a presidential election year (or in a lame-duck session before the next president is inaugurated)

The president made a nomination in all 29 cases, even when not controlling the Senate
George Washington did it 3 times. John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower & Barack Obama all did it

22 of 44 Presidents faced this situation & all 22 nominated someone, regardless of having the votes in the Senate
19 times between 1796 & 1968, presidents sought to fill a Supreme Court vacancy in a presidential election year while their party controlled the Senate

10 of those nominations came before the election

9 of these 10 were successful

*So this Barret scenario has happened 9 times*
The party that *controls the Senate* has traditionally reserved the right to approve or disprove presidential Supreme Court nominations during election year

And Republicans currently control the senate in 2020

I still believe facts matter.

Do you?
Verdict:

Saying “while an election is already underway” is an arbitrary distinction without a difference, carrying no legal weight

What does it mean?

From nominations? From the 1st postal vote sent? Or the 1st postal vote received? Or the 1st physical ballot cast?
🤷🏽‍♂️
It’s election year. That’s what is relevant, and this scenario in election year has 9 precedents

Biden’s use of the caveat: “while an election is underway” is technically not lying

But in reality it’s misleading because his caveat has no definition, and carries no legal weight
Making a moral case (RBG’s dying wish) is not law, no matter how personally moving it may be

Biden’s line of attack here feels like sophistry.
Ends 🙏🏽

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