November 29, 2022
Republicans are one seat away from controlling the US House of Representatives

Republicans are one seat away from controlling the US House of Representatives

Amid the arrival of the results of the midterm elections in the United States, the Republican Party is one chair away from controlling the House of Representatives in the country, this Tuesday (15).

The party needs 218 of the 435 seats in the House of Representatives to take control. In the past few hours, Republicans have scored victories in New York, California, Oregon and Arizona. Americans are still waiting for 14 results and the Democratic Party has 205 seats so far.


Despite the results, the Republicans were a long way off from expectations. President Joe Biden has described the midterm elections as a test of American democracy at a time when hundreds of Republican candidates have embraced former President Donald Trump’s false claims that the 2020 presidential election was stolen.

Trump has repeatedly used his appeal among far-right conservatives to support Republican candidates for congressional, gubernatorial and local elections.


However, he was hailed as a driver for candidates who failed to attract a large number of voters, resulting in a mediocre performance for the Republicans.

The results also indicated weariness with the kind of chaos the former Republican president has instigated, raising questions about the viability of his potential bid for the 2024 White House.






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President Joe Biden celebrated last Sunday (13) the result of the midterm elections, which kept the Democrats in control of the Senate.

A victory for the Democrats in the runoff in Georgia next month would give the party absolute majority control of the Senate (51-49), while a loss in Georgia would still keep the Democrats in command of the Senate (50-50), with “mining vote” From Democratic Vice President Kamala Harris who can break even.

The extra seat would mean Democrats can spare votes on major nominations and bills.


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