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US gears up for midterm elections: What are they and what's at stake?

Democrats currently hold the House of Representatives by a margin of just 10 seats out of 435. This is the narrowest House majority since 1955

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Midterm elections in the United States elect the House of Representatives, a third of the Senate, and thousands of state legislative and executive offices. For all their magnitude and importance, these elections attract far less attention than presidential elections and have much lower turnout.
But the November 8 2022 midterms, taking place in one of the most closely divided Congresses in history, could have far-reaching consequences.
What could happen in the elections?
Democrats currently hold the House of Representatives by a margin of just 10 seats out of 435. This is the narrowest House majority since 1955.

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First Published: Oct 18 2022 | 12:01 PM IST

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