Midterm Elections 2022. Dems vs GOP: what are the chances of big shift in the US’ politics?

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November 3, 2022

If you’re looking for the newest and most groundbreaking information for the 2022 US Midterm Elections, you’re in the right place. Tides are changing in politics, and it’s important to cover all relevant facts before voting for your chosen candidate. Curious about prospective outcomes for this year’s election? Looking for recent news on scandals, power plays, and campaigns? We’ve got you covered on these topics, so read ahead to find out more.

What Are The 2022 Midterms?

We’re coming up on an important event in US politics that has the potential to create a large impact on either political party. We can expect to see midterms every 4 years, which fall in the middle of the US presidential term. These elections are for Congress, the brand that makes nationwide laws. Congress is made up of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

This year, all seats in the House of Representatives are up for voting, along with one-third of the Senate. Additionally, 36 states will elect governors. This makes this year’s midterms especially important. The political climate is predicted to change in the last two years of Biden’s presidency.

Recent News on the 2022 Midterms

The midterms are approaching us, so get out your ballet and prepare to vote. In current standings, of the 435 seats in the House, most are secured by either party. There’s a close race between the Dems and GOPs for the Senate, with the Republicans just slightly ahead by one predicted seat more. Republicans are also likely to gain a majority in the House. Current standings for the House are about 225 average predicted seats for Republicans and 210 for Democrats.

Early voting is now upon us. Nearly 28 million votes have already been cast in 46 states, and data shows that pre-election voting is surpassing 2018 levels. It’s high stakes until the electron draws to an end on November 8, 2022. Candidates are making their closing arguments to voters with less than a week to go.

Even President Biden gave a live national speech, warning that election deniers could lead the country on a “path of chaos.” How does Biden feel about these electrons? How could America change after the upcoming week? Let’s take a look.

What Are the Chances of a Big Shift in US Politics?

With the predicted votes currently leaning towards the GOP side, we may be seeing a large impact on politics in the next few years. Historically, the party of the president loses some congressional seats in the midterms, so it’s not uncommon to see the trend we’re currently observing. Everything in the House is determined by the majority though. The Democrats have been in control of Congress for the past couple of years, so the sudden change of the leading party in Congress could come as a shock.

This could lead to a form of divided government, with Republicans in charge of one or both houses of Congress, while President Biden stays in power in the Executive Branch. We may be seeing some conflict of interests as the GOP-run Congress submits laws, hoping for a conservative change, and Biden vetoes them, stopping the Congress from implementing much of their agenda. It’s still possible for the Democrats to hold on to Congress, in which we may not see much change at all.

Chances are high for a big shift in US politics though, so be prepared for any outcome. You can do your part by voting now.

What Happens if GOP Gains One or Both Chambers of Congress?

What happens in this election can drastically reshape the next two years of Biden’s presidency. Under a split or all Republican control of Congress, Biden may be spending the next two years of his administration defending himself from investigations and vetoing the Republican’s attempts for political change.

With Republican leadership in Congress, anything could happen from investigations of Hunter Biden, disbanding of the Jan. 6 committee, holding up court vacancies, and banning abortion nationally. A more extreme possibility is the impeachment of Biden, which probably won’t happen, but may be voted for by some representatives.

Another aspect to remember is that Biden may potentially run for reelection, and maybe even against former president Donald Trump. The course of voting in the next presidential election may change as we watch what happens as a result of midterms. Whether Republicans win or Democrats keep Congress, citizens will be watching the impacts of their political decisions.

Another thing to keep in mind is that GOP reps are in their majority supporting Ukraine in its fight against Russia, but the agenda started shifting towards making changes to the national policies on this matter, with some candidates urging their voters to vote for them, so that they can “stop the money spigot to Ukraine eventually” (J.D. Vance). That is a worrisome signal to those who support the US’ effort to keep democracy in place and fight tyranny.

Scandals & Recent Events

Everyone loves a good scandal, but what effect could it have on the current midterm election? There are a few stories circulating that could change what people think of a certain candidate or political party. One such example is Republican Senator Herschel Walker advocating for a full ban on abortion yet paying for a woman’s abortion in 2009 and urging her to have another abortion two years later. He denied the initial reports this week and say’s it’s a lie.

On the Democrat side, there are scandals surfacing about Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s son. According to the story, Hunter Biden left his laptop at a store, and it was found to have connections to tax issues and money transfers related to possibly illegal business activities in China. He was also said to have been involved in the break of federal law when he bought a firearm. Biden also denies wrongdoings in his business activities.

Vote Today

We can’t be completely certain in our prospects for the future of this election, or in how the election will go. Keep in mind that these are all estimates and predictions. You can do your part as an American citizen to vote in this election and make a positive difference in the upcoming years of politics and our country. Whatever happens in this midterm, look to create peace and unity with the people around you. We can work together to make this country a better place.

List of content/references:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/10/02/house-senate-control-2022-outcomes/

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2022-election/live-blog/elections-2022-live-updates-latest-midterm-news-early-voting-underway-rcna54737

https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/us-midterm-election-early-voting-11-02-2022/index.html

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/americas/us-midterm-elections-2-weeks-away-could-determine-shift-of-power-in-congress/2719997

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/23435135/2022-midterms-congress-republican-democrat

https://www.newsnationnow.com/politics/elections-2022/herschel-walker-abortion-atlanta-senate-race/

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