Moments ago, during a rally in North Carolina President Trump made a major announcement in wake of the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Trump announced he will be putting forth a nominee next week and it will be a woman.
— Team Trump (Text VOTE to 88022) (@TeamTrump) September 19, 2020
According to the betting market of PredictIt, betters believe the selection will either be Amy Coney Barrett or Barbara Lagoa.
Barrett was reportedly a finalist for Trump’s second court nomination which ultimately went to Brett Kavanaugh in 2018.
According to Marc Caputo:
“US Circuit Judge & former FL Supreme Court Justice Barbara Lagoa is at the top of Trump’s list to fill Justice Ginsburg’s seat. Source who spoke to WH: “Justice Lagoa is perfect. [Trump] president wants a conservative jurist and he wants to win the biggest battleground.”
2. Geography aside, Lagoa also has some demographic advantages: she’s a Cuban-American from Miami (Hialeah), a crucial voting bloc for Trump.
Source: “How do Democrats in the Senate vote against a Latina?”
2nd source: “Lagoa is at the top of the list. She checks a lot of boxes.”
A 2018 Fox News segment centered around Barrett, when she was in contention for the nomination that went to Kavanaugh.