US midterm elections: 48 hours later, control of Congress is still uncertain

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US mid-term elections: 48 hours later, control of Congress is still uncertain
The “red wave” predicted by the “experts” in favor of the Republicans will not happen.  The Democrats defied the polls by limiting the damages expected by the Republicans. However, more than 48 hours after the mid-term elections, control of Congress is still uncertain.

Up until this afternoon, Donald Trump’s party had won 209 seats compared to 192 for Joe Biden’s clan. The Republicans need 9 more seats to take control while the Democrats need 26. A mathematically possible exercise, but extremely difficult considering that the Democratic candidates are leading in only about 20 of the 30 remaining districts.

While Democrats are less certain about the House of Representatives, they still have a glimmer of hope for the Senate. As of this afternoon (November 11, 2022), conservatives held 49 seats to the liberals’ 48. However, the latter gained a Republican seat in the state of Pennsylvania, where John Fetterman defeated Mehmet Oz to take the place of Republican Senator Pat Toomey, who decided to retire.

In Nevada, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto is looking increasingly uncertain about her re-election. She came in second to Republican Adam Laxalt with over 80% of the vote counted.

In the state of Geogia, incumbent Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock, despite coming in first, will go to a runoff with former soccer player Herschel Walker on December 6.

If the Democrats do not win the two seats in Nevada and Arizona, they will rely on the state of Georgia to maintain control of the Senate provided they win at least one seat in one of the aforementioned states.

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