Mark Kelly won re-election to the Senate from Arizona, leaving Democrats with one victory to retain control of the upper house of Congress.
With 83% of the vote counted, Kelly had a wide enough lead over Republican challenger Blake Masters, according to Associated Press projections.
Mark Kelly, a former astronaut who went into space four times, was the focus during the campaign Abortion rightIn the preservation of social security and reduction in the cost of medicines.
Kelly is married to former congresswoman Gabby Giffords, who was shot in the head during a 2011 assassination attempt that killed six people and injured 13 others. Later this couple was established. lobby In favor of restrictions on guns.
Blake Masters, backed by tech investor Peter Thiel, took a hardline stance against abortion and promoted the racist doctrine popular among white nationalists that Democrats are trying to use immigration to replace whites in America.
The former president backed Masters after Donald Trump claimed he had won the 2020 election. However, during a debate in October, Masters admitted that he saw no evidence of fraud in the 2020 presidential election.
With Mark Kelly’s victory, Democrats pick up 49 seats in the Senate, matching Republicans for a total of 100 seats.
In the event of a 50-seat tie in the Senate, Vice President Kamala Harris would receive the tying vote, so Democrats would only need to win one of the two seats still to be decided.
On the other hand, Republicans must win the two ‘available’ seats up for grabs in Nevada and Georgia, the latter of which will go back to the polls to nominate a senator for Congress, even if the election process drags on until December. , after none of the candidates scored 50% marks.
As for House of RepresentativesDemocrat Susie Lee has won a third term in the lower house of Congress, defeating Republican April Becker in a district in southern Nevada.
With 435 seats at stake and counting still underway, Associated Press projections put Republicans ahead, giving them 211 seats and Democrats 201, needing 218 to form a majority in the House of Representatives.
In Nevada, it takes several days to count ballots because of a mail-in voting system created by the state legislature in 2020, which requires counties to accept ballots submitted four days later on Election Day (Tuesday).
On the fourth day of counting, Republicans still lead the race for the majority in the House of Representatives, but have lost ‘momentum’ to Democrats.
As the vote count continues, Democrats have won some of the toughest races, especially in states that have largely adopted mail-in voting.
Tuesday’s US midterm elections will determine which party will control Congress for the last two years of President Joe Biden’s (Democrat) term.