Final results will take days as Republicans projected to hold the House and Democrats the Senate
The Republican Party is on course to regain control of the US House of Representatives, according to several news organizations that are tracking the midterm election vote count.
In the Senate, the Democrats and GOP are neck and neck.
According to AP, Democrats and Republicans so far have 47 seats each in Senate.
Should both parties end up with 50, Democrats will still control the Senate due to Vice President Kamala Harris’ tie-breaking vote.
Officials have warned that it could take more time than usual to finalise the results, especially in swing states with competitive races.
“Definitely not a Republican wave, that’s for darn sure,” Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham told NBC in an interview. He held out hope that the party would take a majority in the Senate: “I think we’re going to be at 51, 52, when it’s all said and done.”
Even a narrow Republican majority in the House would be able to block Biden’s priorities while launching politically damaging investigations into his administration and family.
Republicans had hoped for a huge victory in a ‘red wave’ by capitalizing on inflation and soaring gas prices. In swing states such as Arizona, Michigan and Nevada, the Republican nominees to head up the states’ election apparatus have embraced Trumpism and the idea that the 2020 Elections was stolen, raising fears among Democrats that, if they prevail, they could interfere with the 2024 presidential race.
Before Election Day, analytics website FiveThirtyEight projected that the GOP would win the House and had a chance of gaining a majority in the Senate. The fate of the Senate, however, “looks to be on a knife’s edge,” they said.
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