Hey everyone! For those of who you don’t know, Election Day in the US is tomorrow. This election cycle, popularly known as the midterms, are the elections that come every two years after a President is elected. Although Presidential elections are seen as more important, the Midterms show elected officials (especially the ruling party) about how voters feel about the current state of the nation.
So…who’s running again?
Good question! Let’s break it down.
In Congress, there are two chambers, the Senate (upper), and the House (lower). Senators are elected every six years, and the US Senate is composed of 100 Senators, two from each state. The House of Representatives has 435 elected members (from states), with numbers varying depending on population on how many representatives actually represent a district in a state. Representatives are elected every two years. The Senate is a 50-50 split between Democrats (liberals, progressives) and Republicans (conservatives, even some extremists). The Democrats barely have a majority in the House. President Joe Biden is a Democrat.
This year, 34 Senators are up for re-election. All 435 US Representatives are additionally up for re-election.
However, there are still more races! In fact, there are plenty more! Including elections for statewide offices.
Every US state has a Governor. They are basically the President/Prime Minister of the state and serve in that capacity. This year, around 36 state Governors are up to be either re-elected or elected. They usually serve four-year terms, however, in Northern states New Hampshire and Vermont, they serve two-year terms.
Even more offices are having elections this year! They include prosecutors, officials dealing with elections, financial officers, mayors, councilors, state legislators, and more! They can even come down to your neighborhood.
So, let’s have a discussion! Who do you think is going to do well in the Midterms? What are some of your predictions? Feel free to post here, but let’s remember to keep it civil in all.