On the eve of the midterm elections, which could spell a period of political turmoil in the United States, President Joe Biden and his predecessor Donald Trump attended a rally in their final call to voters on Monday.
Tuesday’s vote will be the first national election since the January 6 Trump supporter riots. It also serves as a test of support for a struggling president who comes midway through Biden’s term.
Republicans and Democrats in states across the country could also trade finishing blows before the vote, block Biden’s presidency, undermine Western support for Ukraine, and open the door for Trump’s return to the White House. There is even sexuality.
Biden warns ‘democracy is in danger’
Biden’s final pitch to mobilize voters is in Maryland, where Democratic nominee Wes Moore is expected to regain the Republican-held governor.
“Today we face an inflection point,” Biden told a cheering crowd at Bowie State University, a college outside Washington, D.C., on Monday. We know deep down what is being done, and we know that now is the time to defend our democracy.”
Senate control could be determined by just a handful of outcomes. Outside of Ohio, the hottest competition is in Pennsylvania, where Democratic Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman is pitted against Republican Television His Doctor Mehmet His Oz.
Trump to make ‘major announcement’ on November 15
In Ohio, Trump urged his supporters to vote Republican as supporters shouted “USA! USA! USA!” While the former president talks about the size of the crowd.
And he says he will make a “very big announcement” next week, with the former president expected to jump into the 2024 White House race.
“Not to detract from tomorrow’s very important election…we are going to make a very big announcement at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla. on Tuesday, November 15.” US to determine control of Congress Ohio on the eve of the poll.
The comments are the closest the Republican politician has come to confirming his intentions to run, and based on his message last week, he said he would “very, very likely do it again”.
“This is one of the most important races in America,” Fetterman told a crowd outside Union Hall on Monday near the steel mill in Coatesville, about 40 miles (65 km) west of Philadelphia. “Dr. Oz spent more than $27 million (€26.95 million) of his own money. But this seat is not for sale.”
Musk endorses the Republican Party
Elon Musk, meanwhile, fears the Democrats could unleash a wave of disinformation by buying Twitter.
“Given that the presidency is Democrat, I suggest you vote for the Republican Congress,” he tweeted.
Yet that message came too late for the more than 40 million Americans who had already voted early.
Election Eve Litigated Voting Rules
Several state judges were busy Monday fending off last-minute demands from Republican officials.
A judge has blocked a plan by a local Arizona county to try to completely hand-count ballots from the current election. This is a step demanded by Republican officials who expressed concern that the machines were unreliable, without providing any evidence.
Elsewhere, a Wisconsin judge refused to order military absentee ballots to be removed and quarantined 14 hours before polls began until it was confirmed legal. .
It can deprive citizens of their rights.
What you need to know about elections
US voters on Tuesday will elect their representatives in Congress. All 435 seats in the House and all 35 of his seats in the Senate are in dispute.
Even if people voted in all 50 states, elections in a handful of hotly contested districts would likely determine whether Democrats or Republicans control the House and Senate.
If Democrats lose control of one or both houses of Congress, Biden will be forced to push many bills later in his term due to a long-standing Republican policy of blocking nearly all bills from white Democrats. is unlikely to pass. House.
In addition to parliamentary elections, 36 states elect governors.
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