On Sunday morning, the Democratic Party won the seat it needed to retain control of US Senate, It is a decisive victory for the continuation of Joe Biden’s presidency, according to local media.
Four days after the midterm elections that disappointed Republicans, Democratic Senator Catherine Cortez Masto was declared the winner of Nevada over the candidate backed by former President Donald Trump, according to American television channels.
With her re-election, the number of Democrats elected in the Senate will rise to 50 out of 100, allowing Biden’s party to take control of that House, with the likely vote going to Vice President Kamala Harris. The re-run elections expected in early December in Georgia no longer make a difference in the outcome. Democrats can still win a seat in Georgia, where a second round will be organized on December 6, but this will not affect the outcome.
The Democratic Party is on the right and the Republican on the left
In the House of Representatives, the counting process is still going on. It seems that the Republicans are closer to controlling, even if by a simple majority, separated by only seven seats. Out of the 218 seats needed to win, the Republicans have so far won 211, while the Democrats have won 205 seats so far.
On Tuesday, the Americans went to the polls to renew all members of the House of Representatives 435 seats, a third of the Senate, 35, as well as 36 state governors.
While the midterm elections, which are organized two years after the presidential elections, often constitute a “punitive vote” for the existing administration in the United States.
It is reported that after a fierce bipartisan campaign between the blue and red parties, which focused on inflation and high prices, as well as fuel, abortion and other issues, Republicans were confident of depriving Biden of his majority in Congress, especially as his popularity was declining.
But the Democratic Party was able to limit its losses somewhat, better than expected, and prevented former President Donald Trump from creating a “broad tide” in Congress.