US Midterm Elections: Control of House of Representatives and Senate still up in air

In the United States, control of the House of Representatives and Senate is still up in the air, as states across the country tallied votes in neck-and-neck midterm election races.

A set of close contests will determine whether Democrats keep their slim majorities in the House and Senate, or if Republicans will seize control of one or both chambers of the legislature.

Democrats picked up a pivotal Senate seat in Pennsylvania with Republican Mehmet Oz conceding the election to Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman.

According to media reports, critical Senate races in Georgia, Nevada and Arizona that will determine the majority are still unresolved.

The Georgia Senate contest, where Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock narrowly leads Republican Herschel Walker, will head to a runoff on 6th of December, as neither candidate will garner 50 percent of the vote.

In the House, Democrats kept seats in districts from Virginia to Kansas to Rhode Island, but Republicans notched several important victories in their bid to flip the five seats needed to reclaim the House majority.

The race for control of Congress will determine the future of President Joe Biden’s agenda and serve as a referendum on his administration.

Voting was held for all 435 seats in the House of Representatives, while 35 were up for grabs in the Senate. Additionally, 36 out of 50 states will elect governors.

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