Republican Ron DeSantis is a possible opponent of the former President of the United States Donald Trump As the Republican presidential candidate in the 2024 election, he was re-elected as governor of Florida in the US midterm elections held this Tuesday (8), according to US media.
According to ABC and CNN, a rising Republican star, DeSantis, 44, won the conservative state in a landslide victory over former Gov. Charlie Crist, a former Republican who switched parties.
Thirty-five Senate seats and all 435 seats in the House of Representatives are up for grabs, along with governors in 36 of the nation’s 50 states. Republicans are heavily favored to win the five seats needed to control the House, while in the Senate — currently split 50-50, with Democrats holding the tie-breaking vote for U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris — the race is over. Four states: Pennsylvania, Nevada, Georgia, and Arizona.
The results of serious disputes may not be known for days or even weeks.
More than 46 million Americans voted by mail or in person before Election Day, according to American Election Program data, and state election officials warn it will take time to count all those votes. Senate control may not be known until the Dec. 6 runoff in Georgia.
Massachusetts elects 1st openly lesbian US governor
Democrat Maura Healy became the first lesbian governor elected in the state of Massachusetts on Tuesday (8) after defeating Republican Jeff Diehl, backed by former President Donald Trump.
Healey, 51, comfortably defeated his opponent and secured this important state for Democrats that had been in Republican hands.
*With AFP and Reuters
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