Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death may have election implications in PA

Written by on September 22, 2020

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death may have election implications in PA

By Julia Agos, WITF

September 22, 2020

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg attends Georgetown Law’s second annual Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lecture, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

The passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has left not just a vacancy on the Supreme Court, but also questions about how it’ll affect the presidential election.

WITF’s Julia Agos reports on the effect it may have on one key voting bloc in Pennsylvania– white suburban women.

During his reelection bid, President Trump made appeals to a group he calls “the suburban housewives of America.”

He narrowly won their vote nationally in 2016.

But polls show him trailing Democratic candidate Joe Biden by double digits with that voting bloc.

Muhlenberg College Political Science Professor Chris Borick predicts Trump will use his latest Supreme Court nominee to try to lure them back.

Borick says suburban women tend to be pro-choice when it comes to reproductive issues – so Trump will have to work to have his nominee will resonate with them.

President Trump has indicated he will likely nominate a woman to fill the late Justice Ginsburg’s seat.

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