Question by  lucypuke (28)

What is the voting margin required to send a President's nominee to the Supreme Court?


Answer by  Bsjinx (97)

The president needs to get a majority of the Senate to consent to his nominee for the Supreme Court, so he theoretically needs just 51 votes (potentially including the Vice President's tie-breaking vote). In practice, nominees can be filibustered, and it will take sixty votes to break any filibuster.


Answer by  Shana (44)

A president's nomination for the Supreme Court must be approved by the United States Senate. A nominee must receive a majority of the votes in the Senate. Since the Senate has 100 members, a nominee must receive 51 notes to be approved.

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