The Republicans are currently trying to confirm their candidate for the Supreme Court before the election. Today it was announced that the senate will be on break for a few days due to several corona cases. Suppose they do not get their candidate confirmed before election day.
Could the senate confirm a candidate in the time period after the election but before the new senate is sworn in? Does this depend in any way on whether the results of the election are already known and on whether the president or the senate majority changes?