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Trump Urges Super Lady Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Replacement 'without Delay'

The death of the great lady Ruth Bader Ginsburg has weighed the US Election 2020. The two presidential candidates taking their own chances to make a favour to them in the upcoming elections.

Ginsburg, 87, died on Friday, just six weeks before the presidential election. Ginsburg, a liberal icon and feminist standard-bearer, died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at her home in Washington DC, surrounded by her family. She was only the second-ever woman to sit on the US Supreme Court.

The Republicans and Democrats marked their condolence on the death of the supreme court justice Ginsburg, who had become affectionately known as "The Notorious RBG"..

Democrats have raised more than $31m in the 17 hours since supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death was announced, according to a donation ticker on ActBlue, the party’s online fundraising platform. Republicans, too, acted overnight. In Iowa, vulnerable Republican senator Joni Ernst sent out fundraising pleas shortly after Ginsburg’s death was announced.“BREAKING: The future of the Supreme Court is on the line,” Ernst’s campaign wrote in the subject line of an email blast.

President Donald Trump has said he wants a new US Supreme Court judge to be sworn in "without delay", following the death of the long serving liberal justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

"We were put in this position of power and importance to make decisions for the people who so proudly elected us, the most important of which has long been considered to be the selection of United States Supreme Court Justices. We have this obligation, without delay!," he wrote on Twitter on Saturday.

Joe Biden, on the other hand insists the decision on her replacement must wait until after the election.

The appointment of judges in the US is a political question which means the president gets to choose who is put forward. The Senate then votes to confirm - or reject - the choice.

In 2016, Senate Republicans blocked Democratic President Barack Obama's pick for the US top court. At the time, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell justified the move on grounds that it was an election year.

But on Friday Senator McConnell said he intended to act on any nomination Mr Trump made.

Ginsburg, who served for 27 years, was one of only four liberals on the nine-seat bench. Her death means that, should the Republicans get the vote through, the balance of power would shift decisively towards the conservatives.

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