From the get-go, the Dems have advocated to waiting until the midterms for a nomination - in the hopes the senate flips utilizing a similar "elections matter" argument that the GOP did with the Obama/Garland nomination.
If Feinstein indeed did have this in the summer and sat on it until now...
I know of a few people who can vote, and are voting for Beto, only because his is not Ted Cruz. They have no idea of his position/history/etc. They just think Ted Cruz is unnatural and possibly an alien (from space -not latin america).
this is your electorate.