‘Breakwater’ in US midterm elections: Democrats retain control of Senate

‘Breakwater’ in US midterm elections: Democrats retain control of Senate

GOP secures seat it needs to retain control of Senate – Another defeat for Trump’s ‘elect’

The US mid-term elections were the “breakwater” of the famous “red wave” of the Republicans.

The Democratic Party secured the seat it lacked in the US Senate in order to be able to maintain control of the body, achieving a decisive victory for the remainder of the Biden administration’s term.

Four days after the midterm elections, US media reported that Democratic Senator Catherine Cortez Masto narrowly defeated her Republican opponent Adam Laxalt (who was endorsed by former US President Donald Trump) in the key state of Nevada. Her re-election brings to 50 the number of Democrats elected to the Senate.

From Cambodia where he is for the annual US-ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) and East Asia Summit, US President Joe Biden did not hide his satisfaction at maintaining control of the Senate by the Democrats. “I feel good and I’m looking forward to the next two years,” he said. Now, Republicans must decide “who they are,” he added.

Attention, President Biden said, is shifting now in the second round Dec. 6 in Georgia for the Senate seat, which will be the 51st for Democrats if Raphael Warnock defeats Republican Herchel Walker.

However, the Democrats have already secured control of the Senate. And that’s because if the 100-member body is split right down the middle (50 Democrats, 50 Republicans), the vote of US Vice President Kamala Harris is the one that breaks the “Gordian tie” in cases of a tie.

Chuck Schumer, the leader of the Democratic majority in the Senate, reacted minutes after this development was announced, saying in a post on Twitter that the results demonstrate what the Democrats have achieved. According to him, this shows that Americans have “rejected the anti-democratic, authoritarian, vicious and divisive direction MAGA Republicans wanted our country to take,” in a reference to Donald Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ (MAGA) catchphrase. (“Let’s Make America Great Again”).

More than 100 Republican candidates who had challenged the results of the 2020 presidential election were elected, according to US media projections, although some of Trump’s protégés fell short.

Amid high inflation, Republicans have long believed they could secure control of both houses during midterm elections traditionally seen as difficult for the governing party. Republicans look set to secure a majority in the House of Representatives. In any case, their victory is expected to be smaller than the predictions. NBC predicted a slim five-seat majority, with 220 Republicans to 215 Democrats. Still, another Trump pick, joe kent, defeated by Marie Perez in Washington’s 3rd Congressional District (WA-3) where Republicans have won continuously since 2011.


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