Four Republican senators have said that they would not vote on a justice before the election. I am wondering about circumventing the risk of the senators following through on that by holding the vote right after the election.
Here's what I mean. The SCOTUS justice is put up for a vote during the lame duck session. This is done to minimize the risk of the senators saying no. It is also done to make sure the nominee is properly vetted.
Is there any public indication that Trump and McConnell are planning on this type of appointment to the Supreme Court? And, has this ever been done before in order to secure sufficient votes for a SCOTUS justice?