Washington.- The United States experienced one of the toughest midterm elections in its history, to the point where the balance of power in the Congress was a mystery even a day after the elections closed. But the hard fight between Democrats and Republicans made clear Winners and losers, and began to clear the way for the next battle: the Battle of the White House in 2024.
on the verge of election There were two questions about the outcome: the first was whether the Republican Party would pull off a “red wave”, and the second was whether they would manage to capture the Senate, discounting a victory that would control the House of Representatives. will return
Before the counting of votes began, there was no question of a victory for the opposition, because of the background presented by history, and because the Republicans had everything in their favor to secure a resounding victory. The question was of magnitude, difference. The “red wave” never cameAnd Republicans ended up paying a hopeful price that, as the hours went by, worsened until it plunged the opposition into an atmosphere of defeat., Although Republicans were moving to regain control of the House of Representatives, the margin of victory was much smaller than dreamed. Fact: In 2018, with the economy as a whole, the Democrats who were opposed at the time Donald Trumpwon 41 seats in the House of Representatives, their best victory since 1974. This year, with the economy in turmoil, Republicans were on track to win 11 seats, according to the latest estimates. new York TimesA small victory, a far cry from the sweeping 1994 or 2010 wins.
legislative election Widely seen as a referendum on the incumbent president, Biden faced an uphill climb.
The economy is starting to slow down, announcements of mass layoffs from large companies appear more often, inflation has peaked for the past 40 years, and most Americans believe the country is headed in the wrong direction. Election. Biden entered this election in 2018 with the same popularity as Donald Trump, and with a question that follows him everywhere: Will he seek re-election in 2024? Ultimately, Everything indicates that Biden will hold one of the best midterm elections in recent decades. If the loss of the ruling party’s seats in the House of Representatives is taken as a reference, Biden is gaining a far greater performance than that achieved by Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton or Barack Obama, who later relaxed. Won from Re-election two years later… If Democrats eventually manage to retain the Senate, Biden will be able to celebrate the half-hearted loss with clenched fists.
Miami County is a Democratic stronghold in Florida. Or, at least, it was until last night, when Governor Ron DeSantis ended up painting the “sunny state” red.
DeSantis won wide and Got on President’s Highway by 2024, He won his re-election with nearly 60% of the vote, but, more remarkably, he won Miami-Dade County comfortably by 11 points. Fact One: In 2018, DeSantis lost there by 20 points, and had a very close victory in the battle for governor. In 2020, Biden defeated Trump by seven points in Miami, although the tycoon remained with Florida anyway. DeSantis also won the important Latino voteAccording to exit polls, this is another sign of his political might. “Defuture,” the New York Post—Trump’s favorite newspaper—headlined this Wednesday, is a clear indication that, for many, DeSantis is the future of the Republican Party, and the best one to challenge Trump for leadership. is in position.
Passionate to return to the White House, Trump played a very strong role in this election. He endorsed more than 300 candidates nationwide, and fueled the rise of a new breed of Republicans, the “denial”, who backed his unfounded claim of massive fraud in the 2020 election, in which he lost to Biden. Went. “I think if they win, I should get all the credit, but if they lose, they shouldn’t blame me at all,” Trump said yesterday before the vote count began.
Like it or not, the unsuccessful “red wave” will fall on your shoulders, and DeSantis’ resounding victory pitted him for the first time against a real internal rival, and whom many see as a more attractive figure, and above all, able to pull in more support. If Republicans lose the Senate their mark will be very heavy: candidates who thanked for their momentum lost in Arizona, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire. His dream of fighting for the presidency again in 2024 was seriously damaged.
The right to abortion is a recurring theme in every election in the United States. this year, After the Supreme Court ruled to overturn the constitutional protection of abortion rights, a decision widely celebrated by conservatism, its importance and impact gained strength in the campaign. Biden and Democrats raised abortion as a central issue to encourage women to vote, and the president promised to legalize abortion nationwide if Democrats upheld Congress.
The election had a record of popular consultations concerning abortion in states, and in all cases, the end result was in favor of recognizing women’s right to make decisions on pregnancy., even in conservative states like Kentucky or Montana. A result that reaffirmed society’s support for the right to abortion, which gained prominence with the Court’s decision.