Democrats Keep the Senate?
Democrats will retain control of the United States Senate after incumbent senators Mark Kelly (Arizona) and Catherine Cortez Masto (Nevada) won their seats as vote counting continued over the weekend. These represent some of the last seats in the U.S. Senate to be called from the 2022 midterm elections. Alaska and Georgia will head to runoff elections.
What happened to the “red wave”? Amid unpopularity with the policies of U.S. President Joe Biden, many analysts were expecting a “red wave” of Republican support to sweep the Democrats of support in Congress. Yet the two Senate elections mean the Democratic Party gets 50 seats in the 100-seat Senate. The tiebreaker vote falls to Vice President Kamala Harris. This means that, “[d]efying political gravity and historical midterm trends that have heavily favored the party not in power” (as the New York Times put it), the Democrats retain control of the upper house. This will give them leverage in confirming Biden’s cabinet and judicial appointees as well as controlling committee appointments.
Why the long wait? The vote counting for both states lasted several days after Election Day on November 8. This is despite most other states declaring their results soon after the election. Arizona election authorities previously reported malfunctions with a significant number of electronic tabulating machines. During the 2020 presidential elections, Arizona’s Maricopa County was the center of a controversy regarding voter fraud in favor of the Democrats.
There is plenty of proof of fraud in the 2020 elections. Voting seemed to play out in a similar way this time. However, the Bible indicates that this fraud will soon be exposed and addressed. To learn more, read Chapter 7 of Gerald Flurry’s book America Under Attack.