Nov. 13, USA: As the Democrats were on track to maintain control of the Senate next year after the party’s nominee won re-election in Nevada, U.S. President Joe Biden said on Sunday that he was “very happy” with the turnout in the U.S. election.
Prior to the East Asia Summit, Biden told reporters in Cambodia that Senator Catherine Cortez Masto’s victory over Republican opponent Adam Laxalt in Nevada reflected the kind of candidates his party was fielding. If Democrats prevail in Georgia next month, they will then have complete control of the 51-49 Senate; however, if they lose that election, they will still hold a 50-50 Senate, with Democratic Vice President Kamala Harris having the power to break a tie.
Georgia is our current area of attention. We are happy with our current location. And I am aware of my pessimistic outlook. “I realize that,” Biden told the press. “Once more, I’m not shocked by the attendance.” I’m happy right now. and I believe that speaks to the caliber of our candidates. Former President Donald Trump, who has leveraged his appeal to hard-right conservatives to influence candidates chosen by the Republican Party for congressional, gubernatorial, and local races, has loomed large over the 2022 midterm elections all year. However, he has been accused of endorsing candidates who were unable to win over enough voters, which led to a lackluster showing for the Republicans.
Laxalt, a former state attorney general who lost in Nevada, had Trump’s support. The results of the elections demonstrated, according to Biden, that the Republican Party “must decide who they are.”
US elections Updates:
After Senator Catherine Cortez Masto won re-election in Nevada on Saturday, giving President Joe Biden a significant victory, Democrats kept control of the U.S. Senate. In the process of tallying the votes cast in Tuesday’s U.S. elections, the Republicans were still a few votes away from seizing control of the House of Representatives after the November elections. Cortez Masto narrowly defeated Adam Laxalt, a Republican opponent and former state attorney general who had received Donald Trump’s support.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat, said at a news conference that “America showed that we believe in our democracy, that the roots of democracy are deep and powerful.” Republicans and Democrats now hold a 50/50 majority in the Senate. The Senate’s newly elected members will take office on January 3.
UPSET AT WASHINGTON STATE
In the 3rd congressional district of Washington, where Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez defeated Republican Joe Kent, Democrats pulled off a major victory on Saturday.
The Democratic candidate, Cisco Aguilar, won the contest to become Nevada’s next secretary of state, who oversees elections. Republicans who had backed Trump’s phony claim and sought to be their state’s top election officials were also rejected by Democrats in Michigan and Arizona. Kelly, a Democratic senator from Arizona who was expected to keep his seat, gave Democrats a significant boost late on Friday.