The red wave that the Republicans expected in the legislative elections in the United States has not occurred. On the contrary, the results show a Democratic Party that resists and imposes the color blue in the seats.
However, it is too early to determine which party will take control of the US Congress.
In the half-time elections, which opened the polls at 6:00 AM (Colombian time) on Tuesday, November 8, 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 that make up the US Senate are elected.
In these elections, held on the Tuesday following the first Monday of November, as is customary in national elections in the United States, dozens of governors, secretaries of state and attorney generals of the country are also at stake.
Likewise, Americans were called to the polls to vote in referendums on abortion rights in California, Vermont, Kentucky and Michigan.
The legalization of marijuana was also put to the vote in Arkansas, Maryland, Missouri, North Dakota and South Dakota.
The Republicans went to the polls confident believing that they would prevail over the Democrats thanks to the aggressive campaign that they carried out around the strong inflationary pressures that have shaken the US economy.
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However, contrary to the sentiment of the Republicans, and even to the polls prior to the elections, the party of the Reds that today has Donald Trump as the first pin, came out weakened.
Although it is still too early to know how the United States Congress was distributed, the few results that are available show that the Democratic Party did not allow itself to be overshadowed by the Republican Party as expected.
For this reason, in a press conference delivered by the president of the United States, Joe Biden, on Wednesday afternoon, the president sent an optimistic message.
“It was a good day, I think, for democracy,” Biden said, assuring that the results of the midterm elections gave a sign that his country’s democracy was “intact.”
Likewise, he said that the Americans expressed, through the votes, their “frustration”.
While Biden was expected to deliver a victory speech after the halftime election, the Democrat did not.
Meanwhile, Biden assured that he still intends to run for the 2024 presidential election.
“Our intention is to run again. That has been our intention. Regardless of the outcome of this election, ”said the president of the United States, who would seek re-election for another four-year term.
It is worth remembering that Biden has been in command of the United States for two years, after having defeated the then president of that country, the billionaire Donald Trump, at the polls.
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