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US Election: Still too Early to Conclude Who Gains Control

It is still too early to call who would gain control of the House and the Senate after a nail-biting 2022 election. But here’s what we know so far.

Democrats flipping a key Republican State

The Democratic Party’s Pennsylvania representative, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, declares victory over Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz in a crucial Senate race. The conclusion strikes a blow at the Republican Party’s plan to gain control of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Fetterman won against Oz in 50.2% to 47.1%, with 94% of ballots counted.

Fetterman will replace GOP Senator Pat Toomey and marked a victory for his party in flipping a formerly GOP-held critical state. Moreover, the Fetterman win signified another loss for former President Donald Trump, who firmly rooted for Oz and campaigned with him before the polls.

“It’s official. I will be the next U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania. We bet on the people of Pennsylvania – and you didn’t let us down. And I won’t let you down. Thank you,” Fetterman said in a Tweet.

“I’m so humbled. Thank you so much. We launched this campaign almost two years ago and had our slogan; it’s on every one of those signs right now — every county, every vote. And that’s exactly what happened. We jammed them up,” he added in a victory speech.

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Republican representative concedes in the election for New York Governor

Republican challenger Lee Zeldin conceded against the New York Gubernatorial race against Democratic Kathy Hochul. The Democrat candidate became the first female governor in New York.

“This race was a once-in-a-generation campaign, with a very close margin in the bluest of blue states. However, our grassroots volunteers and supporters’ unrelenting passion and hard work made this incredibly close race possible and helped us win at least 49 of New York’s 62 counties,” Lee said.

He further advised the incoming governor to take note of New Yorkers becoming “sick of the attacks on their wallets, their safety, their freedoms and the quality of their kids’ education.”

Georgia Senate Election going into a runoff

A Georgia election official said a runoff is likely following the tight race for the Senate Seat. According to Gabriel Sterling, Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock lacked enough votes to secure a win. And while all the votes haven’t been counted yet, they are not enough to give the Democratic candidate a 50% voting percentage.

“By our internal estimates, we have less than 10,000 votes to go into the election reporting for the final counts. So there are not enough numbers out there to change the outcome of this race,” Sterling said.

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Donald Trump loses after a DeSantis win in Florida

Republican representative for Florida Ron DeSantis finishes a landslide victory in Florida, granting him a seat in the Senate. As a result, talks have erupted about DeSantis’ possible ascension as the Republican Party’s presidential nomination for the 2024 Presidential Elections. DeSantis garnered over 59.4% of the total votes, with 99% reporting, catapulting him as the party’s potential frontrunner. Hence, Trump’s 2024 bid could suffer badly after this win.

“I think if he runs, he could hurt himself very badly. I think the base would not like it – I don’t think it would be good for the party,” Trump said.

“We did not back down. So we had the conviction to guide us and the courage to lead. We made promises. And we made promises to the people of Florida, and we have delivered on those promises. And so today, after four years, the people have delivered their verdict,” DeSantis said.

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Source: CNN

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