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US Elections: Mark Kelly Wins in Arizona and Brings Control of the Senate Closer to Democrats


Democrat Mark Kelly, a former astronaut, defeated Republican Blake Masters.

Democrats edged closer to retaining control of the Senate after a projected victory in Arizona following the midterm elections.

Three days after Americans voted, American channel CBS, an affiliate of the BBC, forecast that Democrats mark kelly defeated his Republican opponent, Blake Masters.

he will leave the senate with 49 Democratic seats and 49 Republican seats.

Only Nevada and Georgia have yet to decide their results.

The vote count is very close in Nevada, while the Georgia contest will be decided by next month’s election.

If Democrats win either of the two remaining races, they will retain control of the upper house of Congress because it is US Vice President Kamala Harris who can vote for a runoff.

Republicans could still take control of the House of Representatives as votes continue to be counted in a handful of districts after Tuesday’s election.

If Republicans win one or both houses of Congress, they could thwart President Joe Biden’s agenda.


Kelly, a former astronaut whose wife, Gabby Giffords, narrowly escaped an assassination attempt when she was a US legislator, he was first elected two years ago To serve out the remainder of the late John McCain’s term in the Senate.

In a statement, Kelly said, “From day one, this campaign has been focused on the many Arizonans — Democrats, independents and Republicans — who believe in working together to address the critical challenges facing us.”

Blake Masters

Blake Masters was endorsed by former President Donald Trump.

“That’s exactly what I did in my first two years in office and what I will continue to do while I’m there.”

masters36 years old and without political experience, was done Endorsed by former President Donald Trump. Masters refused to accept the results of the 2020 election and repeated false claims of voter fraud.

In an email to supporters on Thursday, the Masters campaign said it saw “troubling” issues during the election and asked for contributions, the report said. new York Times.

“We expect a contentious path with legal battles,” he said.

The result is another blow to Republicans, who had expected a “red wave”, an election defeat that would bring a harsh rebuke to President Joe Biden and the Democrats.

While the party made modest gains and remains the favorite to win the House of Representatives, the Senate was hotly contested and Democrats fared better than expected.

Biden called the election a “good day” for American democracy.


there are midterm elections for Congresswhich is made up of two parts: the House of Representatives and Senate.

Congress makes laws at the national level. The House decides which laws are voted on, while the Senate can block or pass them, confirm appointments made by the President, and on rare occasions investigate against them.

These elections are held every two years, when they fall in the middle of the four-year term of the President.

Each state has two senators, who serve six-year terms. Representatives hold office for two years and represent smaller districts.

All seats in the House of Representatives were to be up for election in the midterm elections, along with one-third of the Senate.

Several major states also held elections to choose their governors and local officials.

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