The power balance in Congress is still in tension as voting continues after US midterm elections.
Democrats have fought hard resistance to a few key House of Representatives races, slowing the initial Republican hopes for a “red red wave”.
Republicans are still the most likely to be elected to this lower house of Congress.
However, the race for the Senate is still far from being decided. Republicans require only one seat in order to gain control of the Senate.
While the president Joe Biden, a Democrat isn’t in the race but the midterms will decide the course of his presidency.
The most important Senate races key Senate races in Wisconsin, Arizona, Nevada, Georgia are rated a toss-up.
As of the votes that have been counted so this time, CBS estimated Republicans were likely to win more than 198 seats within the House and Democrats were on track to win 180.
Republicans were predicted to retain governors’ residences in the States of Texas, Florida and Georgia.
Floridan Ron DeSantis and Texas’s Greg Abbott could be future Republican presidential candidates.
Mr. Abbott has resigned Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke for his third defeat over the past four years.
The Democratic opponent from Georgia, Stacey Abrams, gave up the race to Republican governor Brian Kemp.
However, the reality was that in New York, Democratic Governor Kathy Hochul was forecast to be able to fend off an unexpectedly tough Republican contest.
The tense race for Governor’s Mansion Arizona where Republican Kari Lake appeared to be ahead of Democrat Katie Hobbs – has been classified as a leaning Democrat by CBS according to incomplete results.
In the fight for the Senate it is possible that the Senate contest between the left-wing Democrat John Fetterman and Trump-backed popular doctor Mehmet Oz, who is also a Democrat. Democratic senator Maggie Hassan meanwhile held on in New Hampshire.
Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio cruised to victory and writer JD Vance remained in the unfilled Senate seat for Republicans from Ohio.
A few trailblazers were also identified in other projections:
- The state of Maryland, Democrat Wes Moore will be the 3rd African American ever elected as governor
- In Florida the 25-year old Democrat Maxwell Frost is on path to becoming one of the very First Gen Z member of Congress
- Markwayne Mullin, an Oklahoma Republican and a member of the Cherokee nation, is set to succeed as the fourth Native American ever elected to the US Senate
- The US is poised to have the first lesbian openly elected as governor. Democrat Maura Healey set to be the most powerful official in Massachusetts
- Maryland was the 20th state to legalize recreational marijuana. Similar initiatives put up to ballot on Tuesday for Arkansas, Missouri, North Dakota and South Dakota
Exit polls suggested that the most important concerns that influenced voters were inflation and abortion.
About 32% of respondents said that rising prices were the their top priority, and 27% of them rated abortion as their top priority according to Edison research findings.
The 435 seats in the House and one third of the Senate were available for election.
Republicans were widely believed to secure the five seats needed to be able to win the House.
The ruling party in the Senate is not known for several days or even weeks, if Georgia goes to a run-off election.
Despite his slim congressional majority to reduce the cost of prescription drugs in addition to boosting clean energy development and rebuild US infrastructure, Biden’s popularity has been hit amid the most severe inflation rate in the last four decades.
But Republicans have their own political vulnerability on the issue of abortion following the conservative-dominated Supreme Court’s decision this year to roll back a US constitutional right to the procedure.
The ruling has energized liberals throughout the nation, and raised Democratic hopes that they could overcome the historic political gravity that usually is a burden on a ruling party during midterm elections.
Vermont was the first state to codify abortion rights into the constitution of its state on Tuesday, delaying any further attempt by legislators to enact restrictions.
The voters of California and Michigan took similar measures to the vote on Tuesday while Kentucky was deciding on whether to ban the protections offered to women who want to have abortions.
According to exit polls, abortion was the top concern among Democratic voters, whereas Republicans and independents identified inflation as their number one concern.
There were no major problems noticed during the voting day on Tuesday, with the exception of the usual minor problems that occur on every day of the election.
The former president Donald Trump seized on the glitches to undermine the credibility of the election.
The race is widely believed to be the platform for 2024’s White House comeback bid by Donald Trump who has promised that he will announce his plans on November 15th.
When asked on the conservative network NewsNation about the midterm election results Trump was asked about the midterm results. Trump stated: “Well, I think If they do win I should take 100% of the blame. If they fail, I shouldn’t be held accountable in any way.”
Mr Biden who was watching election night results alongside his aides in the White House – has argued that an election with a Republican victory could undermine the democratic process.
State officials in the top positions who have been adamant about Mr. Trump’s false allegations of the election being stolen by the president in 2020 will be in the voting this Tuesday and may be in charge of the manner in which future elections are conducted.
Early voting permitted nearly 46 million Americans across the nation to vote prior to election day.
An FBI official stated that no threats or violence threats of violence or intimidation against voters was reported as of Monday evening.