Americans vote in midterm elections for Congress

Americans vote in midterm elections for Congress

On Tuesday, Americans vote in the U.S. midterm elections, which will determine whether Democrats lose control of Congress or retain it.

Thus, it is also a question of whether they will retain the ability to push President Joe Biden’s agenda for the next two years.

The party that controls the White House usually loses seats in midterm elections.

According to nonpartisan predictions, Tuesday’s results will be no exception, as high inflation and crime are of greater concern to voters than the constitutional right to abortion and the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol.

All 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate are up for election.

Republicans are widely believed to win the five seats they need to control the House, while in the Senate, which is currently split 50-50, everything will be decided in four decisive races in Pennsylvania, Nevada, Georgia and Arizona.

At the same time, the contours of the 2024 presidential election have begun to take shape even before the midterm elections for Congress are over. Former President Donald Trump hinted Monday night that he would soon launch a new campaign for the White House, telling supporters in Ohio that he would make a “big announcement” on Nov. 15.

More than 42 million Americans voted early, by mail or in person, according to the U.S. Elections Project. State election officials warn that the full results may not be known for several days while ballots are being counted, and control of the Senate may not be known until Dec. 6 and a likely runoff election in Georgia.

Meanwhile, the Justice Department has announced that it intends to monitor federal voting rights laws in 64 jurisdictions in 24 states.

There are 36 gubernatorial elections and dozens of other state-level races going on at the same time, including gubernatorial elections in swing states like Michigan, Wisconsin, Nevada, Arizona and Georgia.