Republican nominee Mike Pence held a rally Tuesday in Gilford, New Hampshire.
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Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have launched one of the quickest confirmation processes in modern times. No court nominee in U.S. history has been considered so close to a presidential election.
McConnell was holding private meetings at the Capitol and later at GOP campaign headquarters to assess next steps.
Democrats, led by presidential nominee Joe Biden, vow a tough fight but need four GOP defections to block consideration. So far, two Republicans have said they oppose taking up a nomination at this time, but no others are in sight. Under Senate rules, Vice President Mike Pence can break a tie vote.