America .. the start of the midterm elections for Congress today

After a busy week of campaigning, Americans head to the polls on Tuesday. To select their candidates in the midterm elections To the full members of the House of Representatives, one-third of the members of the Senate, and other officials, as well as to vote on several initiatives and bills.

All 435 seats in the House of Representatives and a third of the Senate’s 100 seats are being voted on.

Democrats currently occupy 222 seats in the House of Representatives, compared to 213 in favor of the Republicans, and the Senate is divided by (50-50) between the Democratic and Republican parties, in addition to the vote of Vice President Kamala Harris, who votes for the Democrats.

The Democratic Party logos are on the right and the Republican Party on the left

The Democratic Party logos are on the right and the Republican Party on the left

34 Senate seats are voted on, knowing that a member of this legislative body serves for six years, and a member of the House of Representatives serves for two years.

Before the midterm elections, more than 42 million Americans voted by mail and in-person vote.

On the eve of the elections, President Joe Biden has warned Americans that democracy is at stake.

“We feel inside that our democracy is in danger, and we know this is your moment to defend it,” Biden told a crowd of Democratic supporters at a rally in Bowie, Maryland.

On the other hand, former US President Donald Trump, who went to Ohio in the midst of competing election rallies, announced that he A very important announcement will be made on November 15thwithout giving further details, but speculations indicate the possibility of announcing his candidacy in the 2024 presidential elections.

The former US president addressed his supporters in the state, urging them to support the Republican candidate, J.D. Vance, and called on his supporters to help the Republicans restore the House and Senate.

Officials in an American county in Arizona, which is witnessing a fierce competition in the midterm elections, announced enhanced security measures before the polls opened, Tuesday, warning that they have “zero tolerance” towards anyone who tries to intimidate voters.

The authorities have doubled voter protection measures in Maricopa County in Arizona, which has become an example for skeptics about the elections and its results after giving its votes in 2020 the lead of Joe Biden over Donald Trump.

“We will have zero tolerance,” Sheriff Paul Pinzon, county police chief, told reporters. “I have plenty of cells for people who choose to come here and break the law.”

The county, which has a population of 4.5 million, has been under increasing tension since the 2020 elections due to the state’s Republican Party declaring its distrust of its voting system.

Officials said they expected a high turnout Tuesday at more than 200 polling stations in the county.

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