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218: the Number you Need to Know

5 things to watch on the Day of the US’ Midterm Elections


Against the backdrop of a bitterly divided Congress and an angry and frustrated electorate, the most expensive midterm election in history finally comes to a climax Tuesday as America votes on 37 Senate seats and all 435 seats in the House of Representatives.

Here are five things to watch as the day plays out:

218 is the number: Republicans need a net gain of 39 seats to reach the 218-seat majority needed to control the House. While most experts believe they’ll win control of the chamber, it remains to be seen how big a margin they might have when the new Congress is sworn in next year.

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As published in www.cnn.com [3]