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Balance of Power: A Partisan Convergence in the Senate

By Bloomberg Government

Of the 35 seats up for election in 2020, Republicans hold 23 and Democrats just 12. Democrats would need a net gain of three or four seats to take the majority.

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Balance of Power: Who Will Control the House?

By Bloomberg Government

There are 232 Democrats, 198 Republicans, and one independent in the House of Representatives. Republicans need a net gain of 18 seats to win back the majority they lost in 2018.

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How the U.S. Picks Its President, Iowa Caucuses to Nov. 3

By Gregory Giroux
Posted on January 14, 2020

Americans have the longest, most expensive and arguably most complex system of electing a head of state in the world. It’s a system that baffles non-Americans, and many Americans, too.