[アルファレッタ（米ジョージア州）／フェニックス（米アリゾナ州） ９日 ロイター] – In the US mid-term elections, which took place on the 8th, the Republican Party lost momentum compared to initial expectations, while the Democrats are doing well. The majority in the Senate will depend on the three states still in conflict starting Thursday afternoon.
The Georgia Senate race will go head-to-head between reigning Democrat Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker, with a final ballot on December 6, according to Edison Research.
This means it could be weeks before the Senate leadership is known unless the Democrats win Nevada and Arizona. Both states could take days to count the votes.
In the House, Republicans are approaching a majority of 218 seats. Republicans are believed to have secured 210 seats so far, according to Edison Research. But a Reuters analysis of the major bipartisan forecasts showed that 21 of the 53 hottest constituencies were still undecided as of Wednesday night, and final results are likely to take some time before they are published.
In the mid-term elections, which traditionally favor the opposition party, the ruling Democratic Party showed a stronger performance than expected and the Republican Party was hoping for a big win in the “Red Wave” (red wave, named after the color). party symbol, red). seems to be far away.
This is seen as the result of voters criticizing the Biden administration’s handling of the economy, which has been hit by rapid inflation, and rebelling against the Republican policy of banning abortion.
President Biden said Monday it was “a good day for democracy” after the ruling Democratic Party performed better than expected in the mid-term elections. He also said he was willing to run for a second term in the 2024 presidential election and that he would make a final decision early next year.
He also said he was ready to work with the Republican Party, saying, “The public has made it clear that they expect the Republican Party to work with me.”
A White House official said Biden held a phone call with Republican House leader McCarthy on Wednesday. If the Republicans regain control of the House of Representatives, he will be the favorite to become Speaker of the House.
Republican candidates promoted by former President Trump have had mixed results. Walker’s crisis in Georgia shows that the public is fed up with the turmoil caused by Trump and questions his chances of running for president in 2024.
JD Vance, best known for his autobiography “Hillbilly Elegy”, won the Ohio Senate election. Meanwhile, Trump’s ally, Doug Mastriano, has suffered a painful loss in the run-up to the Pennsylvania government.
“In some ways yesterday’s election was a bit disappointing, but for me personally it was a huge win,” Trump said on his social media site Truth Social.
In the mid-term elections, 35 seats in the Senate and 435 in the House of Representatives were awaiting election. Government elections also took place in 36 states.