The midterm election is just hours away. Here are the latest headlines heading into the important election that will determine the balance of power in Congress.
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Texas is leading the nation with the most pre-election votes, coming in at over 5.4 million ballots in the box. Florida is next with over 4.5 million ballots cast. California has taken over third place with 4.1 million votes. Georgia has over 2.5 ballots cast during the early election period, setting a new state record for pre-election votes during a midterm election. North Carolina is the only other state with over 2 million votes already registered.
The Weekend’s Busy Campaign Trail
It has been a busy weekend on the campaign trail on Sunday with both the Republicans and Democrats bringing out their heavy hitters to motivate voters. Former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis both campaigned in Florida on Sunday with Trump speaking on behalf of Sen. Marco Rubio and DeSantis looking to lock up another term as governor. The dueling rallies are being coined by some political experts as a preview of the next Republican primary heading into the 2024 presidential election.
President Joe Biden appeared with former President Barack Obama in the battleground state of Pennsylvania in an attempt to drum up more votes for Democratic senatorial candidate John Fetterman. The duo spoke at Temple University in north Philadelphia with Obama reminding voters that midterms are of great significance.
Meanwhile, Trump also appeared that day in the Keystone State in support of Republican candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz. The former president spoke at a rally in the city of Latrobe, located just outside of Pittsburgh.
Vice President Kamala Harris Looks to Promote Female Candidates
It has been clear that Vice President Kamala Harris has made it a priority to promote female Democratic candidates. The vice president spent last week stumping for New York incumbent Gov. Kathy Hochul, battling it out in an unexpectedly close race. On Sunday, Harris traveled to Illinois to rally with Sen. Tammy Duckworth and Gov. J.B. Pritzker. This visit came just one day after Biden also traveled to Illinois to hopefully wrap up these contests for the Democrats.
Harris is planning to be in her home state of California on Monday, appearing at a rally designated to promote reproductive rights. Appearing alongside Harris will be Los Angeles mayoral candidate Karen Bass.
Campaign Headquarters Reports Suspicious Mail
An envelope containing a suspicious white powder was reported at the campaign headquarters office of Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake. Campaign officials reported the incident on Saturday at the Phoenix office. Two envelopes were confiscated by law enforcement officials and sent to the FBI office in Quantico for further examination. The staff member who opened the envelope is now under medical supervision out of an abundance of caution.
Looking Ahead to Election Day
With a record number of mail-in ballots, experts are cautioning that it could take days to know the final results. In addition, a large number of close elections will make officials more hesitant to call the race too early. Americans may have to pack their patience and accept that the results may not be known right away.
There is no doubt that there is a lot at stake in the November 8 election. All 435 House seats are up for grabs since these are only two-year terms. In addition, 35 of the total 100 Senate seats are on the line. Lastly, there are dozens of important gubernatorial elections on the ballot in this election. These elections could bolster vote counts on both sides of the aisle.
Currently, the Democrats control both chambers of Congress. However, recent polling indicates that the Republicans are likely to take back control of the House. The hotly contested control for the Senate is still too close to call. Control of this chamber will likely come down to Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Arizona.
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