2022 midterm elections: Republicans still awaiting House results as Trump prepares for 2024 – live | american politics

The GOP only needs to win one of the ten House races that haven’t been called to secure a majority — and it’s possible Lauren Boebert will deliver that victory to them.

A right-wing lawmaker known for her extreme rhetoric – she is decried the constitutional separation of church and state and made islamophobic remarks – Boebert faced a surprisingly tight challenge from the Democrat Adam Fresh in his right quarter. She is currently ahead of him by more than 1,000 votes, after a long process of counting in which Frisch sometimes took the lead.

There are between 4,000 and 6,000 votes left to count, and with such narrow margins, Colorado Public Radio reports both campaigns are working to reach out to voters to resolve issues with their ballots, in hopes that outreach will give them a crucial advantage.

But even if Boebert loses, Republicans have other opportunities to secure victory in the lower house of Congress. As this chart from the New York Times precise, their candidates are currently in the lead in three Californian districts which could also give them the majority.

Key events

He may be resuming the election campaign, but donald trump is still the subject of a number of investigations into events that occurred before, during and after his time in the White House.

One of them is the special investigation by a Georgian grand jury into attempts by the former president and his allies to disrupt the certification of Joe Bidenelectoral victory in the state. Jurors cast in Fulton County, where Atlanta is located, questioned a number of former Trump White House officials, and CNN reports that the former aide Cassidy Hutchinson was seen entering court this morning:

CNN @JMOCNN saw former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson arrive at Fulton County Superior Court this morning for her scheduled appearance before the special purpose grand jury investigating efforts by Trump and his allies to overturn the election results of 2020 in Georgia.

— Zachary Cohen (@ZcohenCNN) November 16, 2022

Hutchinson was the source of several explosive revelations when she testified before the January 6 committee in Juneincluding that Trump had a physical altercation with the Secret Service when they denied his request to go to the Capitol on the day of the uprising.

The gardians Joanie Greve reports that Donald Trump’s speech announcing another run for the White House was typical of the former president – in that it was full of misleading claims and outright lies:

Donald Trump’s announcement that he will run for president again in 2024 has been met with joy, dismay and mockery across the political spectrum.

Making the much-anticipated announcement at his Florida resort of Mar-a-Lago on Tuesday night, Trump made remarks that would sound quite familiar to anyone who watched one of his many campaign rallies. Looking back on America as he left the presidency in early 2021, Trump painted a rosy and often misleading picture of a nation that had established secure borders, a strong economy and world peace.

Trump largely ignored the global pandemic that defined his final year as president and killed more than 400,000 Americans before stepping down. He made the bizarre claim that the country had gone decades without a war while he was president, even though the war in Afghanistan was still unfolding at the end of his term. And Trump made the baseless claim that the US-Mexico border had been “erased” since Joe Biden was sworn in.

Trump has used these consistently exaggerated and often false talking points to make the case for a third presidential bid.

“Two years ago we were a great nation, and soon we will be a great nation again,” Trump said. “In order to make America great and glorious again, I am announcing my candidacy for President of the United States tonight.”

Ivanka Trump served as an adviser to her father during his time in the White House, but said she was staying away from his last campaign.

This is according to ABC News, which obtained a statement from Ivanka:

Quite the statement from Ivanka Trump tonight who did not attend Trump’s announcement. Says she has no intention of getting involved in politics and will support her father outside the political arena. @Santucci pic.twitter.com/A6i6iR74B4

— Katherine Faulders (@KFaulders) November 16, 2022

Add the Murdoch family to the alumni list donald trump supporters who soured on his mark.

The Murdoch-owned New York Post is known for its frowning headlines and treated Trump’s announcement of his presidential run last night in an absolutely blunt way:

Over the past week, evidence has emerged that conservative media moguls are not in favor of Trump returning to the campaign trail, with some members of the Murdoch family backing the Florida governor Ron DeSantis In place.

Donald Trump’s announcement of a new presidential election is proving about as controversial as expected, including for Republicans. Here’s what a former White House chief of staff thought of Trump’s announcement, as reported by Martin Pengelly:

that of Donald Trump announcement of a third straight presidential race is bad for the Republican Party because he is the only Republican who could lose in 2024, Trump’s former White House chief of staff said Tuesday night.

Asked on CNN if he thought Trump’s announcement at Mar-a-Lago was good for the Republican Party, Mick Mulvaney replied: “No, I don’t think so. I think he’s the only Republican who could lose.

The former South Carolina congressman served as director of Trump’s Office of Management and Budget, then his third chief of staff, on an interim basis between 2018 and 2020. He then became the US special envoy for the ‘North Ireland.

The GOP only needs to win one of the ten House races that haven’t been called to secure a majority — and it’s possible Lauren Boebert will deliver that victory to them.

A right-wing lawmaker known for her extreme rhetoric – she is decried the constitutional separation of church and state and made islamophobic remarks – Boebert faced a surprisingly tight challenge from the Democrat Adam Fresh in his right quarter. She is currently ahead of him by more than 1,000 votes, after a long process of counting in which Frisch sometimes took the lead.

There are between 4,000 and 6,000 votes left to count, and with such narrow margins, Colorado Public Radio reports both campaigns are working to reach out to voters to resolve issues with their ballots, in hopes that outreach will give them a crucial advantage.

But even if Boebert loses, Republicans have other opportunities to secure victory in the lower house of Congress. As this chart from the New York Times precise, their candidates are currently in the lead in three Californian districts which could also give them the majority.

Home power balance in the air as America digests Trump comeback

Hello, readers of the American political blog. Believe it or not, we still don’t know which party will lead the House of Representatives for the next two years, but chances are it’s the Republicans. They are at a seat to regain the majority in the chamber, and it is possible that the counting of the ballots will end today in one of the exceptional races which tend towards their direction. We will let you know as soon as this happens. In the meantime, expect to hear even more than usual about donald trump – last night he made his long-awaited announcement another run for the White House in 2024.

Here’s what else is happening today:

  • The Senate is set to vote to advance a bill codifying the ability of same-sex couples to marry, in response to signals from the conservative-led Supreme Court that they may revisit their precedent setting the law.

  • Mike Pence will appear at a CNN event tonight 9 p.m. Eastern Timewhere he will no doubt face questions about his strained relationship with Trump and whether the former vice president plans to run for the White House in 2024.

  • George W. Bush had to talk Volodymyr Zelensky at 9 a.m. Eastern time, but the participation of the President of Ukraine is now provisional due to Russia’s missile assault on the country on Tuesday.

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