Donald Trump has announced that he is willing to appoint a new Supreme Court justice next week; however, Joe Biden insists on postponing the decision until the elections are over. Current statistics show that Joe Biden has increased his lead over Donald Trump, nevertheless, the Supreme Court fight might add a twist to the upcoming election. If Trump decides to appoint a new justice before the election, it will give Democrats another reason to blame republicans for hypocrisy. They still remember when Barack Obama tried to appoint a new justice in 2016, he was not given this opportunity because of the election. After the election, the candidate nominated by Trump was chosen as a new justice. If Trump appoints a new justice again, it might shift the forces to his side. In 2016 a vacant seat in Supreme Court helped Trump gain more support, and it is likely that the current situation can have the same effect. Moreover, a candidate chosen by Trump can give more power to the right-wing and this can possibly change the recent decisions made by the Supreme Court about adoption and immigration.
On the other hand, the death of Ruth Ginsburg might encourage democrats to vote more eagerly, as they have respected and loved the former Supreme Court justice. If Trump manages to appoint a new justice before the elections, but democrats win the election, they will want to revenge by establishing new policies. Their suggestions are abolishment of the filibuster and changing the number of seats in the Supreme Court. In general, the death of Ruth Ginsburg has brought a lot of ambiguity to the upcoming election, but any change in the current situation is good news for Donald Trump.