Spotlight: US mid-term elections

Voters in US have headed to polling booths to take part in the midterm elections which will set the footprints to the remaining two years of President Trump’s Presidency. The 435 seats of House of Representatives, 35 seats in the Senate, 39 governorships in 36 states and 3 Union Territories are all set for grabs.

The Republicans enjoy a majority in the Senate and House of Representatives. However, failure to retain any of the above could mean chaos of ambitious dreams of President Trump. Democrats are expected to take a good number in the lower house while the Senate is expected to be retained by the Republicans. Democrats will have to gain around 24 seats to reach the 218 seat majority in the House.

The primary issues which will drive the voters are healthcare, economy and also the judicial system. The midterm-polls have come after two years of Trump Presidency where the Republican Party has maintained a majority control in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

The primary consideration will be the course of politics in the country rather than the candidates. Voters will decide the fate of governors, senators and representatives.




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