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EUA: Um século de luta pelo controlo do Congresso infographic

Historial do controlo do Senado e Câmara dos Representantes

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November 6, 2018 -- As eleições intercalares nos EUA têm lugar em novembro de quatro em quatro anos – a meio do mandato do presidente. Estão em jogo os 435 lugares na Câmara dos Representantes e 35 dos 100 lugares no Senado e ser\ao decididos a 6 de novembro 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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