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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 a majority in the Senate.
  • In addition to all 435 House and 35 Senate seats, 38 state and territorial governorships were contested.

Senate results

47

Democrats

Republicans

53 (+2)

58.2% 50 38.7%

Senators Angus King and Bernie Sanders group with Democrats

House results

235 (+41)

Democrats

Republicans

199

53.4% 218 44.8%

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