Here's where things stand on Wednesday. For the news as it happened on Election Day, read here.
President Joe Biden offered his first public remarks on the 2022 midterm elections Wednesday after the “red wave” that pollsters and analysts had been expecting failed to materialize.
“Democracy doesn’t happen by accident,” Biden said in a message posted on Twitter. “We have to defend, strengthen and renew it.”
With several races still too close to call, Biden said he would have more to say about the election this afternoon.
Here's what you need to know to get up to speed:
Republicans notch wins, but Dems try to fight 'red wave': The red wave of Republican victories that pollsters and analysts projected in the 2022 midterms had not yet come to shore by the time observers went to sleep on Tuesday night, with several of the most-watched midterm elections remaining too close to call.
Still waiting on House seats to determine control: By midday Wednesday, either side could not decisively claim control of Congress. House seats in New York and California didn't yet have a winner, nor did Senate seats in Georgia, Arizona and Nevada.
Georgia on our mind: The Georgia Senate race between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and former professional football player Herschel Walker will go to a runoff. That contest would take place next month.
How marquee races ended: Democratic Lt. Gov. John Fetterman beat Republican television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania's Senate nail-biter. Republican J.D. Vance claimed victory over Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan in Ohio. And in Florida, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis cruised to victory over Charlie Crist, while Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida bested Democratic Rep. Val Demings. Republican Sen. Ron Johnson is projected to win reelection in Wisconsin.
History-making House win: One thing about the House is certain: It will have its first Gen Z member, as 25-year-old Maxwell Frost won election in Florida, taking Demings' seat.
by halelkhan on 2022-11-09 11:33:59