Expectations have shot up significantly across the United States as the country conducts its highly-anticipated mid-term elections today.
Midterm elections in the United States are the general elections held in November every four years, near the midpoint of a president’s four-year term of office…In Nigeria some political analyists are of he opinion that if adopted,midterm election will make the sitting president sit up and political parties will be more responsible.
Federal offices that are up for election during the midterms are members of the United States Congress, including all 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives, and 33 or 34 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate. …Midterm elections always generate lower voter turnout than presidential elections.
Midterms determine which political party—Democratic or Republican—will control each chamber of Congress for the next two years.
Voters, opinion-moulders and stalwarts of the Democratic and Republican parties have all expressed divergent views on the outcome of the election at the end of the day.
While there is an overwhelming feeling that the Democrats are likely going to take control of the 435 positions in the House of Representatives – going by history and recent political developments – there are strong indications that they may not be able to record as much success in the Senate where there are 35 seats up for grabs out of 100.