Five things to keep in mind about the US mid-term elections

The mid-term elections in the United States will set the political scene for the next two years. With results still pending in several key races, there are five things to keep in mind after the polls:

– There was no "red wave" republican –

The party in the White House has traditionally lost seats in midterm electionsand with the popularity of Joe Biden stuck below 40% and Republicans criticizing him for the inflation and crimemany pundits had predicted a drubbing for the Democrats.

In the House of Representatives, early results suggest Republicans are on track for a majority, but only by a handful of seats, a far cry from their predictions.

Senator Lindsey Graham, one of the main allies of the former president Donald Trumpadmitted to NBC that the election "definitely not a republican wave, that’s for sure".

As of 8:00 p.m. GMT on Wednesday, NBC News projected that Republicans would likely win 222 seats, giving them only a slim four-seat majority.

– Control of the Senate still undefined –

Control of the Senate 100 seats, currently split 50-50 between Republicans and Democrats, it hinged Wednesday on three key races that are still on a knife edge.

Democrats need two more victories to maintain their dominance in the upper house, with Vice President Kamala Harris the tiebreaker, while Republicans need all three to move into a majority.

In Arizona and Nevada, counting the remaining votes could take days. Georgia will go to a second round scheduled for December 6.

Democrats hoped to win seats in North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania. But they were only successful in the latter, where with Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, who suffered a stroke on the campaign trail, he defeated Trump-backed TV star doctor Mehmet Oz.

– Florida, new Republican stronghold –

Previously considered a state "purple"who could vote for both the democrats as for Republicans on an election-by-election basis, Florida appears to have swung permanently toward the Republican camp after major victories in the House of Representatives.

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Additionally, Governor Ron DeSantis, won re-election almost 20 points ahead over his Democratic rival, enough to fuel his ambitions to run for the White House in 2024.

Miami-Dade County, generally committed to the Democratic cause, voted overwhelmingly this time for DeSantis, a success attributed by the Miami Herald to his performance with the Hispanic electorate.

An editorial on conservative-leaning Fox News on Wednesday called DeSantis "the new leader of the Republican Party"while the front page of the New York Post dubbed him "DeFuture".

– Candidates with a view to 2024 –

One of the most decisive victories on Tuesday was that of the rising Republican star DeSantis, a potential candidate for the White House in 2024.

But DeSantis is likely to face a tough challenge by another Florida resident: Trump, who said he will make an announcement "exciting" on Nov. 15, though some Republicans are blaming him for the party’s disappointing performance.

On the Democratic side, Governor Gretchen Whitmer won re-election in Michigan, a key state for the presidential race.

Multiple candidates who ran in the 2020 Democratic primary, including now Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, have made campaign appearances in major races, fueling speculation that they may consider running again if Biden decides not to. .

– Increasing diversity –

Democrat Maura Healey made history as the first openly elected lesbian governor in the United States, handily winning the race in the northeastern state of Massachusetts.

In neighboring New Hampshire, James Roesener became the first openly transgender man elected to a state legislature, joining several trans women already in office.

The state of Maryland, a neighbor of the federal capital Washington DC, elected its first black governor, Wes Moore, whose growing prominence suggests a possible national candidacy.

Y Maxwell Frostaged 25, was elected Congressman from Floridabecoming the first member of Generation Z (which brings together today’s teenagers and young adults), to reach the US House of Representatives.

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