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President Trump watches as Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas administers the constitutional oath to Amy Coney Barrett during a ceremony at the White House Monday evening. Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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In a near-party-line vote Sunday, Senate Republicans advanced President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, seen here on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. A final confirmation vote is set for Monday evening. Sarah Silbiger/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Marc Short, the chief of staff to Vice President Pence, listens to Pence speak during a White House event in September. Short tested positive for the coronavirus on Saturday. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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A voter places a ballot in an official mail-in ballot drop box outside the Los Angeles County Registrar's office this week in Norwalk, Calif. The California Republican Party has said it will not comply with a state cease-and-desist order to halt usage of the GOP's unofficial ballot drop boxes. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Ben Sasse, pictured here during Judge Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation hearing, berated President Trump in a telephone town-hall meeting with constituents. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Democratic vice presidential nominee and California Sen. Kamala Harris, seen here during the Oct. 7 vice presidential debate, is postponing in-person campaign events after two people traveling with her tested positive for the coronavirus. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, seen here at a campaign event in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Monday, told a local TV station he is "not a fan" of court packing. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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