The House of Representatives will be completely redefined in the US election. Initially, the Democrats would prevail. A conspiracy theorist moves to Congress for the Republicans.
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According to a projection by TV station Fox News, the Democrats defended their majority in the House of Representatives in the US election as expected. Wednesday night remained more exciting in the second Chamber of Congress, the Senate.
There, Democrat John Hickenlooper Edison Research chased the seat of Republican incumbent Cory Gardner. So far, Republicans in the Senate have a narrow majority of 53 seats out of 100.
Before the election, 14 seats were considered in dispute, so the outcome may be unclear for some time. With control of the entire Congress, even if the incumbent Donald Trump wins the presidential election, the Democrats could largely block Republican policies.
Supporter QAnon moves to the Lower House
In addition, the Republicans in the House of Representatives have to deal with a supporter of the conspiracy theory QAnon in their ranks. The candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene, as expected, won a seat in the state of Georgia.
The central claim of the supporters of QAnon is that there is a conspiracy against US President Donald Trump in the deeper layers of the US government apparatus. They also often claim that prominent Democratic Party politicians in the United States have been treated with hormones made from the blood of children.
Several Republican leaders have condemned the QAnon theories. President Donald Trump struggled with it several times – and explicitly supported Greene.
In the House of Representatives, which is in full vote, the Democrats so far have a majority of 232 of the 435 seats. 218 votes are required for a majority. First, on Tuesday, Democrats were able to secure a place in the predicted results. According to the AP, the Republicans were able to get 73 and the Democrats 42 seats by 3.45am CET.