U.S. Holds Midterm Elections and Republicans Win Control of Congress

Nov. 7, 2014, 2:33 p.m.

Located in North America, the U.S. has a population of 318,892,103 with approximately 213,803,482 registered voters.[i] Preliminary results show the Republican Party (GOP) having 52 seats in the Senate and the Democrats having 45.[ii] There are still 3 races that are undecided.[iii] The election puts control of the Senate with the Republicans.

In the House of Representatives, preliminary results show the Republicans having 243 seats and the Democrats having 178 seats.[iv] There are still 14 races that are undecided.[v] While polling stations are still finalizing numbers, turnout for the election is estimated to be 33.3 percent.[vi] Notably, 101 women will be in the new Congress, the most to serve in its history.[vii] Final results will be released in the coming months.

[i] http://www.electionguide.org/elections/id/2411/





[vi] http://america.aljazeera.com/blogs/scrutineer/2014/11/5/why-the-real-electionturnoutwasfarlowerthanreported.html#alabama

[vii] http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/congress-include-101-women-26716084

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