On Tuesday, November 6th, the Midterm Elections were held. People voted for their local leaders. They decided who will represent them in Congress. They made their voices heard. Here are the main questions answered by the 2018 Midterm Elections.
Who will control the Senate?
The Republican Party will keep control of the Senate. Republicans have won at least 51 out of 100 Senate places. Some races are still too close to call. Republicans expect to win even more Senate places.
Who will control the House of Representatives?
The Democratic Party will take a majority in the House of Representatives. This means that one part of the legislative branch [the part of the government that makes new laws] will be controlled by Democrats. The other will be controlled by Republicans. They will need to find ways to work together to make new laws.
Who will win Governor’s races in states like Georgia and Florida?
The races for Governor were very close in many states. In Florida, Republican Rick DeSantis beat Democrat Andrew Gillum in a very close race. In Georgia, Brian Kemp is leading Stacey Abrams, but the election is still too close to call.
Will it be the highest turnout for a midterm election ever?
All the votes have not been counted yet. Many states have reported very high voter turnouts.
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