Democrats are expected to keep control of the House, but the fight for the Senate is still ongoing.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to expand her Democratic majority in the House of Representatives by at least five more seats, Fox News is scheduled at around 9:15 p.m. ET.
The majority expansion is a big driver for Pelosi, who has pledged to undo much of President Trump’s first-term agenda if he loses his reelection.
“We will increase our numbers tonight and make better futures for our children,” Pelosi said earlier on Tuesday, predicting Democrats will expand the profits they achieve. in 2018.
Senate control will be tighter. The races in dozens of swing races are the most expensive in history.
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Democrats flipped a seat early in the evening in Colorado. Fox News predicts that former Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper will topple Republican Senator Cory Gardner. The Colorado race was the first Senate seat to flip on Tuesday night.
But Republicans who have held on to South Carolina, Fox News predicts Sen. Lindsey Graham, RS.C., will fight off severe fears from Democrat Jaime Harrison, who has raised a record 57 million dollars in the third quarter to challenge the Justice Committee to power President. Graham took a boost with his GOP facility in the final weeks of the campaign by presiding over the successful endorsement of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett.
Republicans are fighting to hold a thin 53-47 majority in the Senate. Republican officials argue that the party could topple Democratic-held seats in Alabama and Michigan. Democrats need three seats and Joe Biden as president to regain majority – or four if President Trump is re-elected.
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Democrats are outraged when trying to win GOP-held Senate seats in Arizona, Maine, North Carolina, Georiga, Iowa, Montana, and more.
Political forecasters expect Democrats to cut the 53 Republican majority, but it could be a difficult issue in some key states to determine if they will win enough. Race to regain control of the Senate for the first time since zero 2014.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Has admitted that the GOP majority are in a good position, with a lot of Republicans defending this election. The twelve incumbents of the GOP have competitive races on Tuesday, but only two Democrats are in danger.
“It’s a 50-50 proposition,” McConnell said Wednesday about the possibility of keeping the Senate red. “We have a lot of language. This is a huge class of the Republican Party. … There are air battles across the country. “
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McConnell received good news early at night when he won re-election in his home state of Kentucky, against the challenge of Democratic Party member Amy McGrath.
McConnell entered Election Day with a big win for Senate Republicans by endorsing the third of Trump’s Supreme Court candidates in highly controversial circumstances.
McConnell on Tuesday night thanked Kentuckians for sending him back to Washington and voting for re-election as a victory for those working in the center of America.
“I am the only one of the four congressional leaders who are not from New York or California,” McConnell said in a winning speech with his wife, Transport Minister Elaine Chao. “I look for the middle of America.”
The Cook Political Report predicts Democrats will win between two and seven seats. If there were only two, the Republicans remained in control. Inside Elections, another non-partisan electoral analysis base, offers a brighter outlook for Democrats, with a net gain of four to six seats – enough to win a majority. And the FiveThirtyEight’s election projections also show Democrats are favored by gaining a majority at 77 to 100.
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In the House of Representatives, the Democrats are expected to have a majority of 233-201 (including five vacant seats). The 435th member is the outgoing Liberal Congressman Justin Amash, whose seat in Western Michigan is disputed between the Republican Peter Meijer, an Iraqi veteran whose grandfather Meijer, and the Democrat. Hillary Scholten, a former attorney at the Department of Justice and not-for-profit.
Republicans need to get 17 seats to regain a majority in the House of Representatives.
The Cook Political Report expects Democrats to get a net profit of five to 15 seats after the election. Internal elections are expected even better for the Democrats, between 14 and 20 seats. And FiveThirtyEight says Democrats have 98 out of 100 chances to retain a majority in the House of Representatives.
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Earlier, on Tuesday, Pelosi, D-Calif., Was optimistic that the Democrats would dominate and extend their interests from 2018 by violating many of the congressional seats Trump has held for four years. before. She spoke during a press conference with Rep. Cheri Bustos, who heads the Democratic Congressional Campaigns Committee.
“We’re going deep into Trump counties,” added Bustos.
Democrats said they were willing to use litigation if necessary to defend against any “skull act” from Trump and Republicans on the vote count.
In the Senate, Democrats are also believing in winning seats in states Trump elected in 2016.
“Today is the day we elect a new, responsible leadership board that represents the place we love so much,” said Steve Bullock, the governor of Montana’s Democratic Party, trying to beat the Communist Party Senator. Air Steve Daines wrote on Twitter. “Let’s go – make sure you use your voice today.”
In Michigan, Republicans are trying to topple Democratic Sen. Gary Peters, with the victory going to John James.
Republicans are also confident of reclaiming the Alabama Senate seat from Democratic Sen. Doug Jones, who won the 2017 special election in a deep red.
GOP Senate candidate Tommy Tuberville, a former college football coach backed by President Trump, tweeted an image telling voters in Alabama to go out and vote: “Gameday,” it read.
Democrats are optimistic about victory in Arizona, where Sen. Martha McSally, who was appointed to the Senate in 2019 to replace the late Sen. John McCain, faces a tough challenge from Mark Kelly, a former astronaut and moderate Democrat.
Kelly delivered a message of unity in the final voting hours in Arizona.
Kelly told Fox News on Tuesday: “If you’re looking for someone willing to work across the aisle who is tired of partying and polarization, the choice is pretty clear. He praised McCain’s efforts, R-Ariz., To reach across the aisle and said that he would bring Washington spirit of independence and problem-solving.
Meanwhile, McSally dismissed the poll that she was losing and said that enthusiasm and motivation were on her side.
“I think people around Arizona realize what’s at stake here,” McSally told Fox News. “Everyone is standing on the sidelines. We have people who have never voted before, they just entered the game. We have independent people and Democrats, who have realized what is at stake. “
McSally said a vote for Kelly would be a vote to bring Senator Chuck Schumer, DN.Y., to lead the majority in the Senate and to unleash the “extreme left” agenda that includes The Supreme Court, raised taxes, opened borders and removed the powers of the Second Amendment.
Candidates from across the country in the voting precincts campaigned until the last minute to attract their supporters to the ballots.
Rep. Max Rose, DN.Y., said he sees a lot of enthusiasm and support in Staten Island and Brooklyn district, and he hopes to win again.
“We almost crossed the finish line – let’s win,” tweeted the freshman senator.
Meanwhile, Rose’s GOP challenger, Nicole Malliotakis, gets the support of New York law enforcement unions supporting her at the polls. She tweeted thanking them for campaigning for her on Election Day.
Democrats sitting in tough re-election bids include Rose, Rep. Colin Peterson, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee; Congressman Anthony Brindisi of New York; Representative of Oklahoma’s Kendra Horn; Representative Xochitl Torres Small of New Mexico and Rep. TJ Cox of California.
But Democrats have more places to attack, including a slew of openly GOP seats in places like North Carolina, a suburb of Atlanta, Long Island (east of New York City), Central Virginia, and Texas.
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Other Republican incumbents facing tough re-election struggles include Sen. Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey, former Democrat, who has danced the party and pledged his support. household Trump; Newly elected Congressman Mike Garcia faces a rematch with state lawmaker Christy Smith in California’s 25 District; Nebraska Rep. Don Bacon, who will re-match 2018 Democratic challenger Kara Eastman; Missouri Representative Ann Wagner; Rep. Rodney Davis of Illinois; Rep. Jim Hagedorn of Minnesota, Rep. Steve Chabot of Ohio, and Senator Chip Roy in Texas.
The third candidates worked for every final vote.
Roy, who faces Democrat Wendy Davis in District 21, tweeted: “The people of Texas work hard for freedom. “That’s what’s in the ballot today as we determine whether we will have people representing us #StandUpForAmerica.”
Fox News’s Kelly Phares and Benjamin Brown contributed to this report.