US: Democrats consolidate control of the Senate with victory in Georgia

The United States Democratic Party increased its majority in the Senate on Tuesday of the country with the victory of its candidate in the state of Georgia, which prevailed by a narrow margin over the candidate of the Republican Party.

According to the projections of The Wall Street Journal Y The New York Times, Democrat Raphael Warnock carried Republican Herschel Walker, giving progressives 51 seats in the Upper House, compared to 49 for the conservatives.

The elections this Tuesday in the southern state were the second round of the mid-term elections held on November 8, in which Neither of the two candidates managed to overcome the barrier of 50% of the votes.

Despite being one of the most expensive Senate races in American history, the battle between Warnock and Walker ended up being far less consequential than it could have been. since the Democrats had already secured control of the Senate.

Even if the Republican candidate had prevailed in Georgia and therefore the number of seats in the chamber had been distributed 50 to 50, the casting vote of the US vice president, the Democrat Kamala Harris, would have served the progressives to prevail in the votes.

The campaign in Georgia had the involvement of the former Democratic president Barack Obama (2009-2017), who went there in October and last Thursday stressed again to the voters in the area that if they had stayed at home two years ago, the power of the Upper House would now have been in the hands of the Republicans.

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In the mid-term elections, Republicans regained control of the House of Representatives, Therefore, as of January 3, the date of the start of the new Legislature, the division of Congress will make it difficult for the current president, Joe Biden, to implement his agenda until the end of his term in 2024.

For his part, Biden celebrated the victory of the Democratic candidate in the senatorial elections in the state of Georgia, noting that voters “have stood up for democracy” nagainst the aspirations of ex-President Donald Trump.

Biden affirmed in Twitter that Reverend Raphael Warnock’s victory implies a rejection of the “ultra” ideology associated with Trump. “And what is more important: return to the Senate a good man. He is here for another six years ”, he emphasized.

(With information from EFE Y Europe Press)

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