US President Joe Biden hailed the midterm elections as “a good day” for democracy after Democrats defied history and outperformed expectationsleaving control of Congress on a knife edge.


Where things stand in Senate races: Three days after the midterm elections, ballots are still being counted, and Democrats appear to have a chance to retake control of the Senate. While the Associated Press has not declared the race, there are indications that Arizona Senator Mark Kelly will be re-elected, while Nevada Senator Catherine Cortez Masto’s fate remains uncertain. If both wins, Joe Biden’s supporters will retain control of the Senate for another two years. If only one does, the 6 December run-off election for Georgia’s Senate seat will determine control. About 540,000 votes in Arizona and 95,000 in Nevada are yet to be counted as of Thursday evening, CNN reported.

Where things stand in House races: Republicans appear to be inching closer to the 218 seats needed for a House majority, but several congressional races remain uncalled, including in California and Colorado.


Meanwhile, Republicans believed they were on track to win the House, albeit by a much narrower margin than had been widely predicted.


“We had an election yesterday, and I believe it was a good day for democracy,” Biden told reporters at the White House. “I believe it was a good day for America.”


“While the press and pundits predicted a massive red wave, it didn’t happen… Democrats had a strong night,” the president added.


Donald Trump, who was counting on a big red wave said: “While in certain ways yesterday´s election was somewhat disappointing, from my personal standpoint it was a very big victory — 219 WINS and 16 Losses.”

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