11/9 2022 06:38(Updated on 9/11 08:00)

The US midterm elections were held on the 8th of the month, and various camps gathered in the morning near the polling station in Washington for the final survey of votes. Photo by Central News Agency correspondent Xu Whiting Washington on November 9, 111

When the US midterm elections take place on November 8, voters enter the polls amid stagnation and inflation. Republicans have threatened to wrest control of the Senate and House of Representatives from Democrats, and if that is the case, Democratic President Biden will be constrained by Congress and fall into a limp situation in his second two years in office. Another implication of Republican control of both houses of Congress is that former President Donald Trump may be eager to return and run for the White House in 2024.

(Central News Agency reporter Xu Whiting in Washington, DC, 8th) The midterm elections will be held in the United States today and voters will go to the polling station to cast their sacred ballots. Judging by the analysis of multiple opinion polls, the Republicans are almost certain to win the House of Representatives and may control the Senate by a small margin, but the final result may not be announced that night.

The sun was shining in Washington on Election Day, and voters headed to the polling station early in the morning to cast their ballots. According to the latest statistics from the US Elections Project at the University of Florida today, this year’s midterm elections were enthusiastic, with more than 45.85 million people voting early, far exceeding the 39.1 million people in the 2018 election.

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In this year’s midterm elections, 435 seats in the House of Representatives will be re-elected, and 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate will be re-elected; 36 local states will elect new governors, and 88 state assemblies in 46 states. re-elected.

In the House, nearly all poll forecasts point to Republicans winning a majority of more than 25 seats; The Democrats currently have only eight seats in the House of Representatives.

to me270toWin . polling siteRepublicans and Democrats are expected to win 227 and 199 House seats, respectively, with the remaining nine seats still undistinguished; FiveThirtyEight also has a similar prediction, believing that the Republican Party will win 230-205 seats in the future two years of strong dominance in the House.

Compared to the narrowly elected House of Representatives, the race for the Senate has been deadlocked in the past few months. After lagging Republicans for several months, the Democratic Party backed off from late July to early August, and was expected to have a chance to continue controlling the Senate Hospital.

to meFiveThirtyEightRepublicans are expected to have a 59% chance of winning the Senate and are expected to win 51 seats, while the Democrats’ seats may drop from the current 50 to 49.economicThe Economist also made a similar prediction.

However, it’s worth noting that elections in Pennsylvania and Nevada are still listed by FiveThirtyEight as “neglected” elections. And the Republican candidates in these two states are only 1 and 0.2 percentage points away. The gap is ahead of the democratic opponent, and there is still the possibility of a return.

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In addition, both sides continue to fight in Georgia. Republican candidate and former US soccer star Herschel Walker is currently leading 53-year-old Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock, who is seeking re-election, by 1.2 percentage points, but both are currently expected to win the vote, less than half.

According to Georgia regulations, if no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote, the top two candidates will advance to the second round of the runoff. This means whoever wins the Georgia state seat may not be able to see the result on Election Day, which will jointly affect the timing of the Senate’s overall result.

As for the issues most affecting people’s voting behavior, pre-election polls often show that voters care about economic inflation, abortion, and crime. However, the reporter visited voters in Washington today, and people are becoming more concerned about the future of the country’s democracy, voting rights and other issues.

Simi, who went to vote with her 9-year-old son, said in an interview that preserving national democracy and people’s right to vote is her biggest concern; Sarah, a Democrat, echoed that, on national issues at the top of the page, she’s more interested in voting rights, but at the local level she’s concerned with the issue of minimum wages.

An elderly Republican who was a Republican supporter and is currently registered as an independent voter said she is more concerned with freedom issues and hopes the country can unite and stop the infighting. As for whether she was worried about the economy, she said she has lived up to this point, age, the economy has always had its ups and downs.

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According to statistics, the voting deadline for each state is between 6:00 p.m. ET today and 1:00 a.m. on the 9th (7:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Taipei time on the 9th). The Washington Post noted that due to the time-consuming calculation of mail-in ballot papers, it may not be known until tonight which party is responsible for the Senate and House of Representatives. (Editor: Chen Zhengyi) 1111109

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