Although the counting of votes is still going on, the electoral battle in the United States is not over yet. It is increasingly likely that the results of the mid-term elections will not be known until early December. The state of Georgia will conduct the second round as no candidate has secured a minimum of 50% of the vote. Analyst Thomas Gift assured that the political fate of the country would be decided in Georgia.
“We’ll see money coming in from outside. We’ll see political strategists move to Georgia. We’ll probably also see big-name politicians and celebrities enter the race. All of this will significantly change the character of this election.” Lets me also think that in Georgia, the election tends to be more of Raphael Warnock vs. Herschel Walker and Democrats and Republicans,” the director of the Center for American Politics at University College London tells Euronews.
Once the gunpowder for the midterm election runs out, attention will turn to the Republicans’ internal battle for the leadership of the party. Following his new election victory, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is now seen as a strong contender for the presidency under Donald Trump.
“I still think Donald Trump should be considered the front-runner right now. But whatever momentum DeSantis is taking, especially in an election where Republicans have underperformed nationally, but he is outvoted, He has to help against Trump supporters within DeSantis, and especially within the GOP.” DeSantis thinks it’s time to put Trump behind him. And the party needs a candidate who can appeal to a wider base of the population.”
These legislative elections have once again demonstrated the deep divide among Americans. But it is a matter of great relief that this time the violence did not reach the streets, as it did in the attack on the Capitol in 2021.