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  • Borislav Ivanov

US midterms: After key Nevada win, Democrats are projected to retain control of Senate

After winning a crucial battle in Nevada, Democrats will maintain majority control of the US Senate. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto is expected to beat Republican rival Adam Laxalt, whom former President Donald Trump endorsed. The results represent a ruling party's greatest midterm performance in 20 years.

US President Joe Biden expressed his delight, saying it was now up to Republicans to determine "who they are." Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said the results demonstrated that the American people have rejected the Republican Party's "violent rhetoric."

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Democrats will now have 50 Senate seats, while Republicans will have 49. Georgia's last seat will be decided in a run-off election in December. If the Senate is evenly split between the two parties, Vice President Kamala Harris holds the casting vote.

Republicans might still gain control of the US House of Representatives as ballots from a few districts are still being counted after Tuesday's elections. If the Republicans take the House, they will be able to stymie most of Mr. Biden's agenda.

"The attendance does not surprise me. I'm quite satisfied. And I believe it reflects the caliber of our candidates "Mr. Biden made the remarks while attending a meeting in Cambodia.

According to Mr. Schumer, the nation "demonstrated that we believed in our democracy, that the roots are strong, and that it will endure as long as we fight for it."

Throughout the midterm elections, Ms. Cortez Masto was neck and neck with her opponent, Adam Laxalt.

Two years ago, the Republican earned recognition for promoting the defeat of former President Trump's phony charges of election fraud. According to one recent survey, Mr. Laxalt is making advances with Latino voters, who account for one in every five eligible voters in Nevada.

Ms. Cortez Masto, on the other hand, was able to achieve victory and, with it, her party's control of the Senate.

The outcome is a major setback for Republicans, who were expecting for a "red wave" - an electoral rout that would offer a stinging rebuke to President Biden and his Democrats.

While Republicans have made slight gains and are favorites to retake the House of Representatives, Democrats have outperformed expectations.

Mr. Trump, who continues to erroneously assert that he won the 2020 presidential election, has made baseless statements regarding the midterm elections.

"In Nevada and Arizona, Democrats are picking up all kinds of voters. What a travesty that this is allowed to happen! "On Friday, he commented on his Truth Social platform.

Mr. Trump is likely to declare his intention to run for president again in 2024, although politicians he supported fared poorly in the midterm elections.

Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri said after the Senate vote that the old party was "dead" and that it was time for something new.

The Republican midterm election flameout is now complete. Democrats have kept control of the US Senate, allowing Joe Biden to spend two more years filling federal courts with his candidates and staffing his administration largely in his own image.

The Georgia Senate run-off is no longer a crucial race to decide chamber control, while a Democratic win there would make keeping the majority easier in two years when the party would have more at-risk seats to protect.

There is still a chance, though not a guarantee, that Republicans will have a narrow majority in the House of Representatives, causing the president a slew of problems.

His legislative program is dead, and more rigorous Republican supervision is on the way, but even that has a silver lining if his political opponents are unable to rule efficiently due to internal strife.

The ramifications of this unprecedented midterm election outcome are still being disclosed.

Donald Trump's political prospects have been harmed; however, the extent of the damage is unknown. Joe Biden's position within the Democratic Party has improved. The political landscape in the United States appears quite different than it did just a week ago.

Midterm elections are held for Congress, which is divided into two chambers: the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Congress enacts national legislation. The House selects which legislation is voted on, while the Senate may prevent or accept them, confirm the president's appointees, and, in exceptional cases, initiate investigations against him.

These elections are conducted every two years, and they are known as the midterm elections since they take place in the midst of the president's four-year tenure.

Each state is represented by two senators who serve six-year terms. Representatives are elected for a two-year term and represent smaller districts.

In the midterm elections, all seats in the House of Representatives were up for grabs, as was one-third of the Senate.

A number of major states also have elections for governors and municipal authorities.

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