Midterm elections – live: Slim majority projected to give Republicans House control as Democrats hold Senate


The Republican party is “dead” and needs to be buried to make way for “something new” following its poor performance in the midterm elections, senator Josh Hawley has said.

Counting is still going on across the country but it has now been confirmed the Democrats will retain control of the Senate. And while the GOP is projected to take the House, it will do so with a very slim majority that could make things difficult for leadership.

Mr Hawley made his remarks after Democrat incumbent Catherine Cortez Masto’s victory over Republican challenger Adam Laxalt in Nevada, which secured the Senate result.

He blamed the GOP leadership for their “mistake” in election strategy that failed to offer anything new to working-class voters.

With the results in Nevada now decided, Georgia is the only state where both parties are still competing for a Senate seat.

Many Republicans have criticised the party’s leadership in the past few days, with some blaming Donald Trump and others the Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell.

President Joe Biden has said he feels “good” about the election results and is “looking forward to the next couple of years”.

Key points

  • NBC News projecting razor thin GOP House majority
  • Midterm results show US is ‘ready to play’, says Biden
  • Josh Hawley says Republican party is ‘dead’
  • Control of Congress: Why the AP hasn’t called the House
  • Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer celebrates Democrats holding the Senate

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