The results appeared to show voters punishing Mr. Biden for presiding over a hyperinflation-hit economy while vehemently opposing Republican efforts to ban abortion.
A number of election deniers who backed Trump’s claims were elected president on Tuesday, but fears of violence and other major disruptions by far-right pollsters at polling stations did not materialize.
Democrats win Pennsylvania
If Republicans take control of Congress, they will seek cost cuts in the Social Security and Medicare safety net programs and will have permanent tax cuts enacted in 2017.
Republicans can also orchestrate a showdown over the debt ceiling to extract significant spending cuts and cut aid to Ukraine.
Rob Jesmer, former head of the Republican Party’s Senate Campaign Division, said, “In a situation like this, we should have done better.
A complicated day for Trump
Trump supporters have also struggled in the Senate elections in Arizona, Georgia and Nevada.
Meanwhile, Florida governor Ron DeSantis, who could challenge Trump in 2024, won re-election by nearly 20 percent, Edison predicted.
Voters in California, Michigan and Vermont approved referendums to enshrine abortion rights in their constitutions. The deeply conservative state of Kentucky seemed poised to reject a constitutional amendment declaring there was no right to abortion.
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