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Bitter Kavanaugh Confirmation Battle Energizes Texas Democrats And Republicans

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Surging voter-registration numbers are one sign that the bitter partisan fight over Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court is energizing voters on both sides of the aisle. On Sunday afternoon, while many fans were cheering on their favorite NFL teams, 21-year old Alina Hilliard was at the Bexar County elections office, registering to to vote for the first time. The Bexar office extended its hours to handle the surge in registrations. “My grandma was always urging me to vote but I was too busy, but I kind of see it as a priority now,” Hillard said. Registering became more of a priority for her as she listened to Brett Kavanaugh deny that he sexually assaulted high school classmate Christine Blasey Ford. Hilliard believes Ford was telling the truth. “Him being a public figure, it shows that he thinks those things are OK,” she said. “For a man to be able to do that and get away with it, I think it affects me a lot.” Sylvia Mendez came to get a mail-in ballot for her