By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent Worthy News
WASHINGTON (Worthy News) – The Democrats kept control of the U.S. Senate on Saturday after Senator Catherine Cortez Masto narrowly defeated her Republican challenger, Adam Laxalt, in Nevada.
The latest victory in the U.S. midterm elections gave the Democrats 50 seats even before a Georgia runoff on December 6 in a significant setback for the Republicans’ efforts to take over the U.S. Congress.
The Democrats will now have 50 Senate seats, with Republicans currently on 49.
While the remaining seat, Georgia, will be decided by a run-off in December, even if the Senate is being divided equally, Vice-President Kamala Harris has the casting vote.
Saturday’s confirmed outcome was expected to raise doubts about the presidential prospects of former President Donald J. Trump as he considers running again for the top job in 2024.
Trump had hoped his endorsements of several legislators would help to end the Democrats’ stronghold over the Senate and House of Representatives.
Republicans were still expected to win the House, however. Yet, the Democrats performed much better than expected, official results showed.
Yet Trump, who continues to claim that he won the 2020 presidential election, also questioned the outcome of the midterms. “The Democrats are finding all sorts of votes in Nevada and Arizona. What a disgrace that this can be allowed to happen!” he wrote on his Truth Social platform.
U.S. President Joe Biden is pleased that his party remains in control of the Senate, although a Republican victory on the House will complicate his pro-abortion agenda and other policy plans.
“I’m not surprised by the turnout. I’m incredibly pleased. And I think it’s a reflection of the quality of our candidates,” Biden said in Cambodia, where he is attending a summit.
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