Early Thursday, the GOP candidates nudged closer to a narrow majority in the US House of Representatives. At the same time, the control of the United States Senate is poised on a knife edge, 48 hours after the incumbents deflected a GOP red wave in the 2022 US elections.
Edison team of researchers, the organization which conducts Election Day exit polls, and early voter exit polls, projected that GOPs had grabbed at least 210 seats in the US House, only 8 less than the 218 needed to take the chamber control away from the incumbents and effectively stop the legislative agenda of the current American President.
Furthermore, according to media reports, while GOPs remain favored, there’re nearly thirty-three House races still to be determined – including twenty-one of the fifty-three most competitive contests, possibly ensuring the concluding results wouldn’t be decided for some time. However, the fate of the U.S. Senate was unknown. Either side could take control of the chamber by gaining too close contests in Arizona and Nevada, where election officials are totaling thousands of uncounted votes.
The incumbent party historically experienced heavy casualties in Joe Biden’s first Midterm race, and the outcomes on November 8 proposed voters were punishing the current President for the highest inflation in almost four decades. However, the party in power prevented the significant loss that GOPs had expected and were persisting in the close Senate races in Arizona and Nevada.
Both Democratic and GOP incumbents maintained their Senate seats. Ronald Harold Johnson, the senior US Senator and a GOP in Wisconsin state, prevailed over J. Mandela Barnes, the 45th Lt. Governor of Wisconsin since 2019 and a Democrat, while Democratic Margaret Coldwell Hassan, the junior U.S. Senator for New Hampshire, beat a US politician and retired U.S. Army Brig. General Donald C. Bolduc, who had primarily promoted the baseless claims made by the former American President about the recent Presidential election, however, made efforts to shift away those opinions nearer to Election Day.