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From top: Brett Kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford, US Senate

Minutes ago.

In a procedural vote.

The US Senate voted to advance US President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to a final floor vote by 51-49.

The final vote will take place tomorrow.

The Guardian’s live feed notes:

A yes today may be a no tomorrow. Or it might stay a yes…

Last week, research psychologist at Palo Alto University in Northern California Christine Blasey Ford told a senate committee that a drunk Brett Kavanaugh groped her and tried to take her clothes off at a party in the 1980s, when she was 15.

Ford said she was pinned down on a bed when this happened and that Kavanaugh put his hand over her mouth to stop her from screaming.

Kavanaugh denies the allegation.

Brett Kavanaugh: Senate votes yes to advance nomination to final floor vote – live updates (The Guardian)

Previously: Paddy Kavanaugh

Pic: Getty Images, CNN Breaking News