What Time is the Kavanaugh Vote Today? Kavanaugh Vote Live Stream Online, Schedule for Senate Confirmation

*Update

The Senate has confirmed Brett Kavanaugh as an associate justice of the Supreme Court, putting a second nominee from President Donald Trump on the highest court in the land, according to the AP.

Kavanaugh was confirmed 50-48 Saturday during a historic roll call vote in the Senate chamber, the AP reported. The two-vote margin is one of the narrowest ever for a Supreme Court nominee. The vote unfolded with protesters shouting from the gallery.

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After a long, bitter fight and an extended FBI investigation, the Senate's Brett Kavanaugh vote for the Supreme Court is expected to take place today with likely confirmation. Announcements already made by Republican Susan Collins of Maine and Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia that they will support Kavanaugh has ended most of the vote suspense.

Still, Americans are interested in the official vote expected on Saturday, October 6, 2018, to see for certain if President Donald Trump's Supreme Court conservative nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, will get confirmation.

What time is the Kavanaugh vote today?

Senators, mostly Democrats, are using 30 hours of debate granted by a cloture motion to deliver speeches ahead of the Kavanaugh vote into today. The Senate chamber has been relatively empty, but the speeches are allowed to continue for 30 hours. They began Friday morning. Thus, they are likely to continue through much of Saturday before the vote will be taken.

The Kavanaugh vote time today is expected to be taken sometime between 4:45 p.m. and 5 p.m. EDT, according to reports. Also, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told CBS News Saturday that the vote will be held between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. ET on Saturday.

How to watch the Kavanaugh vote today online, live streaming? See Senate feed below:

Democrats are concerned that Kavanaugh will give the Supreme Court a conservative majority, pushing it further to the right. Kavanaugh has also been hounded by allegations that he sexually abused women as a young man. He has denied those allegations. The country was gripped by testimony last week with accusations against Kavanaugh and his testimony adamantly denying them.

On Friday Collins, a moderate Republican, said she will support Kavanaugh. Collins said before the Senate that Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford's testimony describing Kavanaugh's alleged 1982 assault was "sincere, painful and compelling" but she felt the FBI found no evidence supporting claims during its investigation this week.

"We will be ill-served in the long run if we abandon the presumption of innocence and fairness, tempting though it may be," Collins said. "We must always remember that it is when passions are most inflamed that fairness is most in jeopardy."

The expected margin for confirming Kavanaugh is 50-48 in favor of confirming Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, according to reports.