US voters vote in midterm congressional elections
All 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 35 out of 100 seats in the Senate are at stake. Americans also elect governors in many states.
Democrats currently maintain a fragile grip on both houses of Congress, but pre-election polls show Republicans are likely to win a majority in the House of Representatives and possibly the Senate. Republicans need an additional five seats to control the House. For the Senate, voting results in Pennsylvania, Nevada, Georgia and Arizona are called decisive.
More than 42 million Americans have already voted early, in person or by mail. Some analysts predict that the number of people who voted will exceed the 2018 midterm election figure of 115 million.
Some Republicans have called for cuts in aid to Kyiv if they gain control of Congress. Last month, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said that American voters would not write checks to Ukraine without an indication of the amount in a recession.
At the same time, the administration of President Joe Biden assures that US support for Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression will remain “unshakable and unshakable” after the midterm elections.