Two of Virginia’s three contested House elections are seen as early predictors of the outcome of the 2022 midterm elections, but incumbent Democrats are lagging behind.
In the midterm elections, just over half of the polls report that incumbent Rep. Elaine Luria, a member of the committee investigating the Jan. 6 riots, trails Republican opponent Jen Kigans by about 12 points. was put on.
With 70% of the votes counted, fellow incumbent and former FBI agent and CIA officer, Rep. Abigail Spanberger, trails Republican challenger Yesli Vega by about five points.
Despite gathering more than two-thirds of the vote, Rep. Jennifer Wexton had a 5,000-vote lead over Republican opponent Hong Cao.
The Virginia election, which endorsed Joe Biden for president in 2020, was seen as a potential early signal for Democrats worried about voter reaction.
It looked like a long night, but the key senatorial races in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Ohio, North Carolina and New Hampshire were still close.
About a third of the polls reported that Rep. Tim Ryan had an 8-point lead over venture capitalist and “Hillbilly Elegy” author JD Vance in the purple state of Ohio.
Former NFL running back Herschel Walker and Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock were risking the 50% barrier needed to avoid the runoff vote in Georgia next month.
Dr. Mehmet Oz’s early advantage over Lieutenant Pennsylvania. John Fetterman is largely due to early voting from Democratic-friendly metropolitan areas.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada and the United States remain important economic partners and will work together for the mutual benefit of everyone living on both sides of the border.
When asked about the possible impact, Trudeau replied.
“Regardless of what happens in the midterm elections, the closeness and stability of Canada-US relations will persist.”
Polls show Democrats are likely to have a difficult night as voters continue to express concerns about the American economy, chronic inflation and crime.
Republicans are expected to dominate the House, but the balance of power in the Senate will be determined by several key elections, particularly those in Pennsylvania and Georgia.
As for when the dust settles, Pennsylvania officials warn it could take days to count all mail-in ballots, and Georgia needs a runoff vote next month to decide the Senate election. may become
The parties that hold power in the White House rarely struggle in midterm elections, but persistent inflation, economic instability, and the low approval ratings of President Joe Biden are giving Republicans a big boost.
Democrats have used their concerns about abortion rights and the state of the country’s democracy to see Republicans as a serious threat to fundamental freedoms in the United States.
In Arizona, where voting was still underway, pro-Trump Republican Kari Lake’s gubernatorial campaign sucked up a lot of political oxygen, propelling her onto the national stage and saying she would soon run for president. ignited rumors.
Opinion polls show Mr. Lake trailing his Democratic rival, Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs. On the Senate side, Senator Mark Kelly is trying to block a challenge from Republican candidate Blake Masters.
Republicans in Nevada were still optimistic that Adam Laxalt could beat incumbent Democratic Senator Catherine Cortez Mast.
The most unexpected result of the night was Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ victory over Democratic opponent Charlie Christ. DeSantis is expected to challenge Donald Trump for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.
https://weeklyvoice.com/after-the-midterm-elections-canada-will-cooperate-with-the-u-s-congress-whether-they-are-democrats-or-republicans-trudeau/ After midterm elections, Canada will cooperate with US Congress, whether Democrat or Republican: Trudeau