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By Leigh Ann Caldwell, Frank Thorp V, Marianna Sotomayor and Sam Petulla

The Senate battle over the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court hit a major road block Monday as Democrats acquired enough votes to effectively block him under Senate rules.

So far, 41 Democratic senators have said they will support a filibuster of the nomination, meaning Republicans can't get the 60 votes required to overcome it.

Republican leader Mitch McConnell has indicated he will seek a change in the Senate rules — known as the "nuclear option" — that would eliminate the filibuster for this nomination and, possibly, for future Supreme Court nominations.

Related: Dems Hit Gorsuch Filibuster Threshold, Moving GOP Closer to ‘Nuclear Option’

See the most recent NBC News count of Democrat's likely votes below.

The Most Recent Count

And here is the list of the Democrats currently supporting a filibuster.

Full Senators List