Washington According to forecasts, Democrat Katie Hobbs won the contested gubernatorial election in the US state of Arizona. According to NBC and CNN television projections, the 52-year-old defeated Republican right-wing candidate Carrie Lake on Tuesday.
Hobbs served in state government in the 2020 presidential election that was contested by former President Donald Trump and his supporters. Backed by Trump, Lake was among those who repeated his baseless claims that US President Joe Biden only won the presidential election through massive fraud.
Former Republican Governor Doug Ducey was unable to run because of the term limit. Arizona is a contested state in the United States, which has been changing more and more from a former Republican stronghold in favor of the Democrats.
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In the elections held on Tuesday last week, gubernatorial votes were cast in 36 states. It is the most important position in a federal state, comparable to the Prime Minister of a federal state in Germany.
Meanwhile, the Republicans are about to regain control of the US House of Representatives after the midterm elections. As of Monday night, the party had 217 seats, just one mandate away from taking control of the parliamentary chamber, according to the AP news agency tally. The Democrats held 205 seats at the time.
Democrats may expand the Senate majority
The shape of the majority in the House of Representatives in the future will probably be clear in a few days or weeks. Because the outcome of a number of contested races in California, for example, is still open, since the counting of votes there continued.
President Joe Biden’s Democrats managed to defend their majority in the Senate in the midterm elections. Your camp in the House of Representatives currently has 50 seats, equal to the Republicans’ 49. If the runoff in Georgia’s last open Senate race goes in favor of the Democrats, they could even expand their majority in the Senate. So far, Democratic Vice President Kamala Harris’ vote has been deadlocked.
About a third of the 100 Senate seats were put up for a vote in the midterm elections and all 435 seats in the House of Representatives were put up for voting. Many other offices were also voted on.
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