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 EUA: Un siglo de lucha por el control del Congreso infographic

Control histórico del Senado y la Cámara de Representantes

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November 6, 2018 -- Las elecciones intermedias de Estados Unidos se realizan cada cuatro años, en noviembre – a la mitad del periodo presidencial de cuatro años. Todos los 435 escaños de la Cámara de Representantes y 35 de los 100 escaños del Senado estarán en juego el 6 de noviembre de 2018.

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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