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Amy Barrett Confirmation Vote Takes Place While Presidential Election Odds Vary

The US Senate prepares to vote to confirm Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett in a Senate session Monday night. Senate Republicans closed the SCOTUS hearings last week, voting 12-0 in unanimous support to move the confirmation onto the full Senate floor. Democrats boycotted the vote.

Sunday was the last day of debate before the official cloture (a vote to limit debate). Democrats used every minute to protest the confirmation, speaking against Barrett throughout Sunday night.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) commented on the event.

The confirmation of Judge Barrett will solidify a 6-3 conservative majority in the Supreme Court, an outcome that Democrats warn will have negative consequences for the nation. Republicans outnumber Democrats in the Senate by 53-48 votes. Republicans will likely induct Barrett with a 51-48 vote. Sen Susan Collins (R-ME) is the only two GOP senator pledging to vote no.

But what’s going on with the supreme court odds and the partisan battle? Democrats slam Republicans, calling the rushed confirmation unjust. Meanwhile, Republicans say they are following the rules and precedents set forth by previous administrations.

Senate Majority leader, Mitch McConnell (R-KY), stated, “This is something to be proud of and feel good about. We made an important contribution to the future of this country…A lot of what we’ve done over the last four years will be undone sooner or later by the next election … They won’t be able to do much about this for a long time to come.”

Senator Chuck Schumer responded to McConnell’s comments, calling the push to confirm Barrett a Republican power grab. Just days before the election, Republicans will nominate Barrett to the Supreme Court for life. Schumer noted the vote’s injustice, reminding Americans of how McConnell halted the vote on Judge Merrick Garland, Barrack Obama’s SCOTUS nominee, eight months before the 2016 election.

McConnell consistently has responded that Republicans have every right to move ahead with the nominations. The Democrats initiated a rule change in 2013 that removed the 60-vote threshold for judicial appointments. In 2017, McConnell applied this rule to appoint Supreme Court Justices as well.

Historically, most Supreme Court Justices nominated during election years have been confirmed.

The Supreme Court will be in session starting November 2nd, hearing a case on the LGBTQ and religious freedoms and a case on the Affordable Care Act.

These issues and their decisions will affect millions of Americans. The books took down their odds on Amy Barrett, reflecting a large amount of action and a near certainty of Judge Barrett’s induction.

Meanwhile, the confirmation battle in the Senate shows to have little effect on the Presidential election odds. Three of our favorite sportsbooks show varying pictures of the election.


Presidential Election Winner

  • Joe Biden -190
  • Donald Trump +145


Presidential Election Winner

  • Joe Biden -170
  • Donald Trump +130


Presidential Election Winner

  • Joe Biden -200
  • Donald Trump +175

Biden remains the clear favorite across the board, but Trump trails by a shrinking deficit on some books. Every day, voters and bettors alike share the confusion over the outcome come November. We suggest getting your wagers in now for larger payouts.


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