Former President Donald Trump predicted that Republicans would gain control of the House and said Republicans have a “good chance” in the Senate.
“I think that we have a good chance at the Senate,” Trump told the “Chris Stigall Show” on Tuesday, adding, “Good chance, we had no chance three months ago.”
“Now we have a chance of getting 51, 52″ seats in the Senate, he said. “And I think the House is going to do pretty well, I think we’re going to be up by maybe a substantial number.”
The 45th president’s prediction falls in line with what many GOP lawmakers and some analysts have predicted. The party of the president tends to lose seats during midterm elections, while Republicans only need a net five seats to retake the House.
As for the Senate, it’s less clear. But on Sunday, Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), the head of the GOP Senate reelection arm, predicted his party would secure 52 seats, giving Republicans a slim majority.
Retaking the Senate would require defeating Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) and holding onto Pennsylvania’s open seat. Democrat Lt. Gov. John Fetterman and Republican TV personality Dr. Mehmet Oz are contesting the seat.
Last week, Fetterman, who suffered a stroke, showed signs of significant cognitive impairment during his first and only debate with Oz. Fetterman had to use closed-captioning to understand questions and his opponent’s statements, and he often slurred his words and couldn’t form complete sentences.
“I thought it was terrible,” Trump said of the situation involving Fetterman. “I thought whoever represented Fetterman in putting him on, that was a terrible thing to do.”
Meanwhile, in Arizona, Republican Senate candidate for Blake Masters, who Trump endorsed earlier this year, got a boost after Libertarian Senate candidate Marc Victor dropped out of the race on Tuesday. Victor then endorsed Masters.
“After that discussion, I believe it is in the best interests of freedom and peace to withdraw my candidacy and enthusiastically support Blake Masters for United States Senate,” Victor said in a statement. “I intend to assist in any way reasonably possible to elect Blake.”
Polls have shown that Victor’s support ranged from 1 percent to as much as 6 percent, according to RealClearPolitics. Masters and his opponent, incumbent Sen. Mark Kelly (R-Ariz.), have remained neck-and-neck in recent polls.
During the 2012 Senate contest won by former Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Victor took about 4.6 percent, or 102,000 votes, of the total vote. Richard Carmona, a Democrat, lost to Flake by about 68,000 votes at the time, reported local Arizona media outlets.
A “terrible” thing to do BUT the dems set the example…. They set the example and strategy with biden! It worked too!!!
Voting in person on election day is currently the only way to make your vote count. Otherwise, they will just manipulate the numbers base on early voting so that the candidate(s) of their choice are put into office.
Long term solution is a COS.
Since I am handicapped, I’m unable to stand in line for a long time waiting to vote. I did
take my ballot straight to the country clerks office and put it in their box. Hope this will
Dee, of course. What’s wrong with the systems is that those who do not have a valid reason for an absentee ballot, take advantage of the lack of security in the current process to cheat. The best thing for you to do in your situation is to submit that ballot on election day so that it is not part of the problem.
Consider that there were over 100,000 ballots sent out to non-eligible voters in Pennsylvania and Colorado just last month. This is why in person voting on election day is still the best if you’re capable.
and might i add being a vote watcher ant the polls will greatly reduce the crooked lefts attempts of fraud.