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VS: Een eeuw lang vechten om gezag in Congres infographic

Historisch gezag over Senaat en Huis van Afgevaardigden

10/09/2018
Graphic News

November 6, 2018 -- De Amerikaanse middentermijnverkiezingen vinden elke vier jaar in november plaats – halverwege het vierjarige ambtstermijn van een president.. Om alle 435 zetels in the Huis van Afgevaardigden en 35 van de 100 zetels in de Senaat wordt op 6 nobember 2018 gestreden.

In addition, 34 of the 50 U.S. states elect their governors to four-year terms during midterm elections, while Vermont and New Hampshire elect governors to two-year terms in both midterm and presidential elections. Thus, 36 governors are elected during midterm elections. Municipal elections also occur and many states also elect officers to their state legislatures. On the ballot are many mayors, other local public offices, and a wide variety of citizen initiatives.

The “midterms” usually generate lower voter turnout than presidential elections – the latter have turnouts of about 50–60%, with only around 40% turning up at midterm polling stations. Although this may be higher in 2018 as voters could view their choices as a referendum on President Trump, whose divisive policies are antagonising a high proportion of the electorate.


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