Mid-term elections – US: Congressional tussle continues – All eyes on Arizona, Nevada, Georgia

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Mid-term elections – US: Congressional tussle continues – All eyes on Arizona, Nevada, Georgia

The result in Arizona and Nevada may not be known for several days, as officials in both states estimate that the counting of mail-in ballots will last into next week.

All eyes in the US today are on Arizona and the Nevadawhere hundreds of thousands of uncounted votes will decide which party will have control of the Senate, three days after the midterm elections.

Both the Democrats as well as the Republicans they might win a majority in the Senate if they win both states.

If they do win one state, however, the December 6 runoff in Georgia they will be the ones who decide the battle.

The result in Arizona and Nevada may not be known for several days, as officials in both states estimate that the counting of mail-in ballots will last into next week.

Meanwhile, Republicans are slowly getting closer to gaining a majority in the House of Representatives, which will give them the right to veto US President Joe Biden’s legislative initiatives. Even a small Republican majority in that chamber could force the Biden administration to make concessions in exchange for votes on major issues, such as raising the US debt limit.

Republicans have secured at least 211 of the 218 seats needed to control the House of Representatives, according to Edison Research projections late Thursday, while Democrats have 197. There are 27 seats up for grabs, some of which the battle is breast to breast.

House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy has already said he plans to run for speaker of the chamber if his party wins a majority, which he described as “inevitable” on Wednesday.

Biden said Thursday that he had spoken with McCarthy, but added that he has not given up hope that the Democrats will eventually win. “They are still alive,” he said, referring to his party’s hopes.

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