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Divided Congress After Midterm Elections in America

Democrats take the House in a repudiation of Donald Trump’s presidency, but the Senate remains Republican.

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United States Capitol in Washington DC (Shutterstock/Brandon Bourdages)
  • Democrats are poised to take control of the House of Representatives after midterm elections in the United States.
  • Republicans maintain their majority in the Senate.
  • In addition to all 435 seats in the House and 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate, 38 state and territorial governorships were also contested.

Results

Party

House

Senate

2016

2018

2016

2018

Democrats 194 235 46 45
Independents 0 0 2 2
Republicans 241 199 52 53