US Mid-Term Elections: Republican Wins Senate

Democrats have taken back control of the House of Representatives but not won a majority in the Senate as the historic “blue wave” they hoped for failed to materialise at the midterm elections.

 

The achievement means that the Republicans no longer hold both wings of the US Congress, handing Donald Trump’s political opponents a stronger foothold in Washington from which to oppose his presidency.

 

The Democrats now have the numbers to veto Mr Trump’s proposed laws in the House and launch a string of damaging investigations into his administration through the committees they will control.

 

However in the Senate it was a different story, with Republicans unseating a string of Democratic senators up for re-election in states Mr Trump won in 2016. It indicates many of the president’s supporters are still with him two years into office.

 

Here are the seat update right now:

SENATE

Seats declared: 96/100

Republican Party: 51

Democratic Party: 45

HOUSE

Seats declared: 412/435

Republican Party: 193

Democratic Party: 219

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