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US Midterm Elections 2022: Voting Kicks Off As Voters Race To Polling Booth, Top Updates

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Washington: The much-awaited election day in the US is here which is set to determine who will control and take charge of the Congress comprising the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Top Updates:

  • According to Edison Research and Catalist report, more than 45 million pre-election ballots have already been cast across 47 states.
  • According to US Cybersecurity officials quoted by CNN, the elections have not seen any major hacking threats.
  • The report further added that voters in Mercer County, New Jersey, are having to vote manually due to a problem with the voting machines.
  • According to reports, the polls for the election have kick-started in Vermont.
  • US Midterm Elections have all 435 seats in the House of Representatives up for re-election.
  • A total of 35 Senate seats are up for election, of which one will have a term of four years as he/she will replace a retiring senate.
  • Voters across 50 states will take part in the elections.
  • In a total of 100 Senate seats, Republicans hold 50 seats, while democrats hold 48 seats with two independent seats.
  • In case of a tie, Vice President Kamala Harris, the leader of the Senate and a Democrat, casts the deciding vote.
  • In this election, a total of 39 governors, across 36 states and three territories will contest the polls.
  • In this election, voters will choose secretaries in 27 states.

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