In the US midterm elections, the Democrats initially held their ground better than forecast just before the election. According to US broadcasters, the Republicans had not managed to win the Senate seats in Colorado, Connecticut and New Hampshire until late Tuesday evening (local time) – but the party would have had to win these elections for an overwhelming victory in the House of Representatives .

On Wednesday morning (CET), the Republicans have a slight lead in the House of Representatives. Some important races have already been decided, others are still to come. The most important results at a glance:

So far, the Democrats lead slightly with 47 total Senate seats. The Republicans scored 46. Six races remain (as of 7:00 a.m.). 50 seats is the threshold for an absolute majority. However, only 35 seats are up for re-election. The rest were determined two years ago.

The result is still open in these six states – these are the forecasts:

These states went to the Democrats:

These states went to the Republicans:

Here, the Republicans have so far led with 176 seats to 139 (as of 7:00 a.m.). Since several seats are up for grabs per state, it has so far been difficult to allocate a clear distribution.

In these states, the Democrats clearly lead:

In these states, Republicans clearly lead:

In the US state of Florida, however, Republican Ron DeSantis has already achieved great success for himself and his party: the 44-year-old was convincingly re-elected governor. Within the party, DeSantis is considered the biggest rival of ex-President Donald Trump. Ex-President Trump threatened DeSantis on Tuesday if he entered the race for the White House in 2024. The other results of the governor elections (as of 7:00 a.m.):

These Democrats will win the gubernatorial election:

These Republicans will win the gubernatorial election:

The “midterms” in the middle of President Joe Biden’s four-year term will see all 435 seats in the House of Representatives up for grabs and 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate, the second chamber of the US House of Representatives. Republicans would need to gain a net Senate seat and five House seats to have a majority in both houses. In the House of Representatives, Republicans have a much better chance of reversing their current 212-220 deficit. Numerous governorships and other important offices in the states are also voted on in the elections.