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Gender

As the nation mourned Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death last Friday, a surge of women and young people registered to vote over the weekend, according to voting groups.

More than 62 percent of voters who registered were female, according to a spokesman for the nonpartisan platform Vote.org.

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was one incredibly tough woman. Ginsburg was one of the few members of recent Supreme Court benches who would have been a significant historical figure even absent her time on the nation's highest court, due to her pioneering work in women's legal rights through the 1970s.

In her 80s, as a survivor of two different kinds of cancer, her workouts became legendary, her will to live palpable in what she put herself through. And she knew the stakes of her death, dictating to her granddaughter in the final days of her life the statement: "My most fervent wish is that i I will not be replaced until a new president is installed."

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