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Kavanaugh Confirmation

Senate votes 51-49 to advance Kavanaugh to final Saturday vote

The Senate voted Friday to advance Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination to a final vote on Saturday, scraping by with a 51-49 vote.

The advancement came after senators spent a day taking turns with an FBI report regarding sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh, which Democrats said was too limited in scope and Republicans said provided sufficient closure on the matter.

Now, Republicans are hoping for support from three undecided senators: Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) — who voted "yes" on Friday — and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), who voted "no." Only one Democrat, Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.), who voted "yes" on Friday, has said he is considering voting to confirm Kavanaugh. The final confirmation vote will take place Saturday by around 5 p.m.