US midterm elections: Congress still uncertain, votes are being counted
In the House of Representatives, Republicans won six seats at 07:45 Dutch time. The Democrats definitely got a seat in the Senate.
In the Senate elections, the vacant Pennsylvania seat went to Democrat John Fetterman. Pennsylvania, like Nevada and Georgia, are among the critical states.
Fetterman’s victory is a blow to the Republicans: It’s the first Senate seat to lose to them.
Both Democrats and Republicans hold 48 seats in the Senate. To get a majority, Democrats need 50 seats.
In the House of Representatives, Democrats took 162 seats at 08:00 (NL time) versus 192 for Republicans. And so the Republicans are advancing – but it’s still too early to draw firm conclusions. More than 70 seats are yet to be filled.
Last day, Americans could elect an entirely new House of Representatives, and a third of the Senate’s seats were at stake. It was also possible to vote for new governors, prosecutors and senior officials.
Democrats were expected to relinquish power in the House, but there is no clarity yet. American media write that he is still “very close to calling him”. Nor is the Senate polling process going to end by any means certain.
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