Tensions are boiling after Tuesday night’s election results left Americans still wondering who will be the next president of the United States.
As slow returns in a number of key swing states have delayed results in a close race, it’s been virtually impossible to predict the next commander in chief.
Michigan and Wisconsin have yet to be called, and it appears full results in Pennsylvania will not come in until Wednesday or even later. North Carolina, Georgia and Nevada remain uncalled as well as they are very tight races.
The race will come down to those states and a handful of others as each candidate hopes he will reach 270 electoral votes, the number necessary to win the presidency, by the time the results are final.
Meanwhile, both candidates have claimed a path to victory early Wednesday morning while left-wing BLM and Antifa rioters are on standby outside the White House awaiting the results.
While the presidential election results hang in the balance, the other branches of our government showed a bit more certainty. Republicans landed crucial victories to maintain control over the Senate – a key piece of the puzzle in the fight against radical leftists looking to fundamentally change America from the ground up.
Conversely, Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats are projected to maintain control of the House of Representatives, but will not be adding a large number of seats on their side as the polls originally suggested.
“I’m very, very proud of the fact that tonight – relatively early – we are able to say that we have held the House,” Pelosi announced shortly after 11 p.m. ET at a news conference.
Democrats can’t brag about their job in the Senate races, however, as they needed a net gain of three seats and Joe Biden as president to win back the majority – or four seats if President Trump is reelected – and its looking like they’ve failed to do that.
As of midnight, Democrats had a net gain of one seat and they failed in their strong and expensive efforts to flip Iowa, South Carolina and Texas.
One GOP senator who fended off an extremely well-funded attack was Lindsey Graham of South Carolina who fought off a serious scare from Democrat Jaime Harrison, who raised a record-breaking $107.6 million to challenge the powerful Judiciary Committee chairman.
Graham got a boost with his GOP base in the final weeks of the campaign by presiding over the successful confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett.
“Aren’t you glad that this election is coming to an end?” Graham asked at his victory party. Graham said he already talked to Trump on the phone and predicted the president would be reelected, too.
“To all the pollsters out there, you have no idea what you are doing. And to all the liberals in California in New York, you wasted a lot of money,” Graham said, of record spending on his race.
Republicans were fighting to hold a slim 53-47 majority in the Senate.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was also under siege this election. McConnell said on Wednesday that the Senate majority was at risk calling it a “50-50 proposition.”
McConnell cruised to reelection in his home state of Kentucky, fending off a challenge from Democrat Amy McGrath.
McConnell on Tuesday night thanked Kentuckians for sending him back to Washington and cast his reelection as a win for working people in America’s heartland.
“I’m the only one of the four congressional leaders not from New York or California,” McConnell said in a victory speech alongside his wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. “I look out for middle America.”