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McConnell says there may be a “50-50” risk Republicans take manage of the Senate

Bycbs editor

Aug 23, 2022

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell stated Monday he thinks it is a “50-50” opportunity that Republicans take the Senate withinside the November midterm elections — and the very last final results can be close.

The Senate is now frivolously divided, with 50 Democrats and 50 Republicans, even though Democrats manage the chamber due to the fact Vice President Kamala Harris has the tie-breaking vote. McConnell final week stated he thinks it is “likely a more probability the House flips than the Senate.” He made his cutting-edge remarks in feedback to the Scott County Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Georgetown, Kentucky.

“Flipping the Senate, what are the chances? It’s a 50-50 proposition,” McConnell stated Monday. “We’ve were given a 50-50 Senate proper now. We’ve were given a 50-50 nation. And I suppose the final results is possibly to be very, very close, both manner. But the stakes can be big, due to the fact if each the House and the Senate turn, I suppose the president can be a moderate. He may not have any choice.”

A McConnell-led Senate might appearance very one-of-a-kind from a Senate run via way of means of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, McConnell stated. But if Republicans turn each chambers, he stated they will discover a manner to paintings with President Biden.

McConnell additionally stated he would not suppose mass voter fraud is some thing citizens ought to fear approximately in November, addressing a situation for a few citizens, specially Republicans.

“There is a few,” McConnell stated of voter fraud. “I mean, we have got had human beings from Kentucky visit prison for that. It occurs occasionally. But our democracy is strong and I do not consider the matters we want to fear approximately, I would not be involved approximately that one.”

Polling indicates massive swaths of the Republican Party consider there has been giant fraud withinside the 2020 presidential election, despite the fact that Trump-generation protection officers known as the November 2020 election “the maximum steady in American history.”

Incumbent Democrats are prone in Arizona, Nevada and Georgia, even as the GOP is combating to maintain onto to a few seats in which Republican incumbents are retiring in Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Ohio.