More than 60K sign petition calling on Senate to delay Kavanaugh vote
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More than 60,000 people have signed a petition demanding the Senate postpone Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation vote in the midst of a sexual assault allegation against him from decades ago.

The Change.org petition, which was started Sunday by a constituent of Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsHere are the Senate Republicans who could vote to convict Trump Giffords, Demand Justice to pressure GOP senators to reject Trump judicial pick Senate confirms eight Trump court picks in three days MORE (R-Maine), is well on its way to a 75,000-signature goal, with more than 60,000 signing by early Monday afternoon.

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“Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, Supreme Court nominee, stands accused of a crime, and it will take a public outcry to ensure these allegations are investigated before the Senate Judiciary Committee votes on his confirmation,” the petition reads.

The petition asks the Senate to delay the vote until a full investigation has been done. Change.org noted in a release that the petition was the fastest growing on the website on Monday.

Christine Blasey Ford, a professor at California’s Palo Alto University, accused Kavanaugh of pinning her to a bed and attempting to remove her clothes when the two were in high school in the early 1980s. Ford identified herself and publicly spoke about the allegation for the first time in The Washington Post on Sunday.

Ford and Kavanaugh, who has denied the allegation, have both said they are willing to testify publicly.

Democrats and some Republicans are pushing the Senate to delay the vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation as more details about the accusation emerge.