The outcome of the struggle depends on the results of campaigns in only a few states
WASHINGTON – Who will control the US Senate is still unclear, with a number of states, including North Carolina, Maine and Georgia, Republican and Democratic candidates on a par.
In Colorado, Democrats made a major gain when former Gov. John Hickenlooper defeated incumbent Republican Senator Corey Gardner.
Gardner is the last remaining statewide Republican official in what Colorado was once considered a wavering state.
These elections determine the fate of 35 out of 100 Senate seats, but according to the non-partisan analytical bulletin Cook Political Report, the outcome of the election was truly unpredictable in only seven cases..
Republicans currently have a 53-vote majority, but this is a difficult electoral cycle for them because they have had to defend twice as many seats this year as Democrats..
The Republicans also managed to take away one seat from the Democrats: in Alabama, former football coach Tommy Taberville, supported by Trump, defeated incumbent Democratic Senator Doug Jones..
The fight in Alabama was the only controversial campaign for the seat now occupied by a Democrat.
Given the victory in Colorado and defeat in Alabama, Democrats need to increase their representation by three seats if their presidential candidate Joe Biden wins, or four seats if President Donald Trump is re-elected to control the upper house..
In a situation where Democrats strengthens the majority in the House of Representatives, control over the Senate will be essential for the successful implementation of the agenda of the next master of the White House..
The Senate Majority Party will also decide on future appointments of Supreme Court and federal justices.
Control over the upper house of Congress may depend on voting results in Georgia, where both senators are elected..
Democrats also focused on Maine, where incumbent Republican Senator Susan Collins lagged behind House Speaker Sarah Gideon in polls for most of the fall..
Democrats are expected to increase their representation in the House of Representatives by at least five seats.
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