Vermont was the first state to open the tables at 5 (local time, 10 GMT). The vote to renew legislators and 36 governors will condition the last two years of Joe Biden's term
What do the markets expect from the elections
FILE PHOTO: A view of the US Capitol in Washington, United States, February 10, 2022. REUTERS /Brendan McDermid
A victory for the Republicans in both houses of Congress would be an outcome considered generally favorable for the marketslong-term, equity market experts said.
However, a surprise victory by Democrats could rock some stock markets, raising concern about regulation of the sector technology and budget spending, which could trigger already high inflation, according to market participants.
A “major Democrat win could be seen as a negative for the tech sector, as they are more likely to introduce regulation in the sector, compared to Republicans,” Tom Borgen-Davis, head of research, told Reuters of options market-making firm Optiver.
Strategists at Morgan Stanley, including Mike Wilson, wrote Monday that a win Democrat could push up Treasury yields and strengthen the dollar, reflecting the view that more fiscal spending could exacerbate the inflation and force the Federal Reserve, the US central bank, to raise rates more than expected.
Zelensky urges “unbreakable unity” in the US
Zelensky with White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan in kyiv on November 4 (Reuters)
Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky on Tuesday urged United States to remain united, while questions are growing about American support for his country after the mid-term elections.
“I ask you to maintain unbreakable unity, as it is now, until that very day when we all hear those important words we have been dreaming of… Until we know that peace has finally been restored. Democracies must not stop on their way to victory,” he said in a recorded speech, upon receiving the United States Medal of Freedom.
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East Coast Polls Open
East Coast polling stations opened at 0600 (1100 GMT).
These are the states of Maine, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Indiana b>, Kentucky and Illinois.
In half an hour Ohio, North Carolina and West Virginia will also open and in an hour, at 7 local (12.00 GMT), Pennsylvania, Maryland, Massachusetts, Delaware, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida.
An hour ago schools in Vermont had opened.
The White House announced that the vote count for the US elections could take days
La Karine Jean-Pierre, government spokesperson, indicated that “it takes time to count all the pallets in an orderly manner”
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What did Joe Biden and Donald Trump say before the elections?
A video of the president of the United States, Joe Biden, is seen on a screen while the former president of the United States, Donald Trump speaks during a rally ahead of the midterm elections.(REUTERS/Marco Bello)
The Democratic president warned Monday that Republicans “ they will undo everything that has been achieved”during his government if they achieve a majority in Congress, and stressed that the elections are not a referendum on his management but the moment to decide between “two visions” of the country. Biden later insisted that he is optimistic about the results, hoping for a victory in the Senate, but acknowledged that Democrats have a hard time holding onto a majority in the House of Representatives.
For his part, the former republican presidentit was said for sure that “this is the year that we will take back the House of Representatives and the Senate and, most importantly, in 2024 we will take back our magnificent White House.” Trump also announced that next Tuesday, November 15, he will make “a big announcement”, in a veiled reference to his candidacy for the 2024 presidential elections.
Infographics: What's at stake in the US election and what the key battles will be
This Tuesday the control of both chambers of Congress, 36 key governorships and plebiscites on abortion, climate change or access to health among other topics
Soledad CedroFrom Miami, Florida, United States
Many people have voted for days in different states where early voting is enabled (REUTERS)
It is common to hear that the future of a nation is at stake in each one of the elections. But in the case of the midterm contest that will be played this Tuesday in the United States, the phrase is not a hyperbole but a reality. All seats in the House of Representatives, 35 seats in the Senate and 36 governorships will be on the ballot.
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Voters pass a sign outside a polling place in Warwick, Rhode Island, Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, after casting their ballots on the last day of early voting before the midterm elections. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
The first polling stations in the United Statesopened this Tuesday at 5:00 local time (10:00 GMT) to kick off a day in which Americans will determine the composition of Congress.
The first polling stations to open were some in the small state of Vermont, in the eastern United States and bordering Canada, where voting is carried out mainly by mail and where the polls are scheduled to close at 7:00 p.m. (00:00 GMT on Wednesday).
< p class="paragraph">The states of Maine, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois open their polling stations an hour later, followed by Ohio, North Carolina, and West Virginia, half an hour later, and Pennsylvania, Maryland, Massachusetts, Delaware, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida, at 7 (12:00 GMT).
They are at stake the entire of the House of Representatives, a third of the Senate and a number of governorships and local posts. Referendums on the right to abortion are also being held in four states: California, Vermont, Kentucky and Michigan.
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President Biden during a campaign rally in Maryland (REUTERS/Leah Millis)
Americans vote this Tuesday in the legislative elections that could decide the political future of President Joe Biden and Donald Trump, who in the last hours of the campaign hinted at a possible candidacy for the 2024 presidential elections.