The election knot in the USA is solved! Republicans gain majority in the House of Representatives
After the November 8 midterm elections in the USA, vote counting continues especially in the most populous states of the USA, California and Colorado. According to the Associated Press (AP), Republicans won one more district in California, taking the majority in the House of Representatives to 218.
On the other hand, Democrats have so far won 210 seats, but there are 7 districts in California and Colorado whose results are not yet finalized. Three of them are Republicans, and four are Democrats.
Announcing the Republicans’ victory on his Twitter account, Kevin McCarthy, who is expected to become Speaker of the House of Representatives, said, “The Republicans (House Speaker Nancy) took the House of Representatives from Pelosi. The American people are ready to go in a new direction, and the House Republicans are ready to do it.” .
US President Joe Biden congratulated McCarthy and said he was ready to work with the Republicans. “As I said last week, the future is too precious to be captured by political wars. The American people want us to do business for them. They want us to focus on the issues that matter to them and improve their lives,” Biden said.
The majority in the House of Representatives passed to the Republicans, while the other house of Congress remained the Democrats in the Senate. According to unofficial results, Democrats secured a majority in the Senate wing of Congress, with Nevada Democratic Senator candidate Catherine Cortez Nasto defeating her Republican opponent, Adam Laxalt.
With Cortez Nasto’s victory, Democrats took 50 of the 100-seat Senate, while Republicans got 49 seats. In the midterm elections, the only state whose senator candidate is not determined is Georgia, where Raphael Warnock from Democrats and Herschel Walker from Republicans are running.
Warnock and Walker, in Georgia, where candidates are required to pass at least 50 percent threshold in order to win according to state laws, will again share their trump card in the second round to be held on December 6th. Democrat Warnock received 49.4 percent of the statewide vote in the November 8 midterm elections, while his Republican opponent received 48.5 percent.
Regardless of the outcome of the Georgia runoff scheduled for December 6, Democrats will hold the majority as they hold 50 seats in the 100-member Senate. Thanks to Vice President Kamala Harris’ tiebreak, even if the Republicans win Georgia in the second round and the split is 50-50, it will be possible for the Democrats to secure a majority in the Senate. By law, the Vice President of the United States serves as the President of the Senate and can vote to break the tie.