U.S.:The Midterm Elections

On November 4th 2014, there was a midterm election in the United States. All of the 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 36 of the 100 seats in the Senate were up for election. Also, 38 governorships, 46 legislatures amongst numerous other positions were contested. This was the most expensive midterm election ever in the U.S.

The results were overwhelming for Democrat President Barack Obama. The Republicans won power over both Congress and the Senate. In addition, the Republicans gained a lot of governorships, legislatures and increased their majority in The House of Representatives . This means some of the states which the Democrats had a majority in, are now Republican. On the other hand, only 1/3 of the people in the U.S. voted, so the results could be different if everyone had voted.

The consequences can have an effect on everyone. Since Obama is a democrat, passing bills in the Congress will be very difficult. He would probably have to veto most of the suggestions coming from the Congress. Obama's political agenda will be completely ruined.

Here is a picture of the results concerning the Senate:

Map of results

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gro liland

23.11.2014 kl.18:34

What you say is informative and true. Just remember that Congress includes both the Senate and the House of Representatives. Your language is fine. What I would like you to do to improve is to include sources - eg where did you find the map?

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