The Heat: U.S. Midterm Elections

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Watching and waiting as U.S. election workers tally the votes. Why it could be days before we learn which party will control the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.

U.S. President Joe Biden described Tuesday’s midterm elections as a good day for American democracy, after Democrats fared better than expected. Biden acknowledged voters who are worried about high inflation, but struck an optimistic tone about the future.

As for the balance of power, the control of the U.S. House is still undecided.

In the U.S. Senate, according to the Associated Press, Republicans currently hold 49 seats, Democrats 48. Races in Arizona and Nevada are still too close to call and Georgia will be decided in a runoff election in December. 51 seats are needed for a majority

Joining the discussion:

  • Joseph Williams is the former Senior News Editor for U.S. News and World Report.
  • Ameshia Cross is a Democratic Strategist and Political Analyst.
  • Melik Abdul is a Republican Strategist.
  • Jason Boxt is the Founder and Principal of 3W Insights, a research-driven strategic consultant.