Democrats will keep Senate as control
Democrats will keep Senate as control of the House remains undecided. After victories in close contests in Nevada and Arizona. Arizona is confirmed but Nevada is coming in predicted.
Biden says Democrats “feel good” about where they are as they look ahead to Georgia’s runoff election
Republicans may still eke out a narrow majority in the House of Representatives – and that would put an end to Mr Biden’s legislative ambitions.
Arizona is confirmed
The Democrats will retain control of the US Senate for the next two years. Here’s why that’s important:
- The party with a majority in the upper chamber can fill the federal courts with judges nominated by the president. That also applies to the US Supreme Court should one of the nine seats become vacant
- Mr Biden will also be able to get people he wants in his administration approved more easily
- The run-off race in Georgia for the final Senate seat is no longer decisive because in the event of a 50-50 deadlock, Vice-President Kamala Harris can cast the tie-breaking vote
- Having a cushion of 51-49 is preferred but the Democrats will keep Senate as control something that will satisfy Biden and perturb Trump.