Democrats appear to have surprised even themselves, though a Republican majority in the House seems likely
- US midterm elections 2022 – latest live news updates
As results in America’s crucial midterm elections continue to come in, an unexpectedly mixed picture has emerged.
Many observers across the political spectrum were expecting a surging Republican performance certain to take back the House and perhaps to capture the Senate. But instead Democrats have beaten expectations. Congress may still fall to the Republicans – with the House very likely changing hands – but it is now far from certain or by how big a margin.