Democrats retain control of the US Senate after winning Nevada

A woman checks a ballot paper at Clark County (Las Vegas) offices on Saturday. Photo: AP.

The United States Democratic Party secured control of the Senate, after Catherine Cortez Masto was declared the winner in Nevada.

Cortez Masto defeated Republican Adam Laxalt in the midterm elections, which gave him him A narrow majority for the Democratic Party, 50 seats to 49 RepublicansAnd the Enough to win Senate nominations for another two years.

The newspaper pointed out that this victory achieved by the Latin senator coincided with the victory of the three Democratic Representatives in the House of Representatives who ran for re-election in their provinces. hill.

However, the midterm elections are not over yet: The Georgia Senate race will take place in the runoff on December 6, giving Democrats a chance to expand their majority by one additional seat..

The Democratic Party entered the midterms in a political environment marked by rising inflation, fears of rising crime, and fears of an imminent economic recession.

All of this, along with the grim historical perspective that the ruling party always loses control in midterm elections, has threatened to drive Democrats out of their majority in Congress, according to analysts.

The battle for control of the Senate eventually centered on a handful of contending states, from Pennsylvania to Arizona..

While Democrats have found themselves playing defense in places like Georgia, Nevada, New Hampshire and Arizona, they have also sought Republican-controlled seats in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Ohio.

The November 8 polls call redefines Congress’ control of the resolution for 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate and 435 in the House of Representatives.

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In turn, Americans have voted for the fate of 36 states and a host of key positions in the state, from secretaries of state to Supreme Court justices, that will undoubtedly affect the rest of Joe Biden’s presidency as well.

These midterm elections are crucial for the 2024 presidential election.

(with information from Prensa Latina)

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