Republicans projected to hold US House; Senate likely too

The Empire State Building in New york is lit in Red, White and Blue oolors before the closing of polls in the US presidential electionRepublicans will hold their majority in the US House of Representatives as expected, networks projected Tuesday, and appeared increasingly likely to maintain their grip on the Senate, where the battle for control is tighter. With the US election in full swing, the party of populist presidential candidate Donald Trump was on track to take 235 seats to the Democrats’ 200, according to NBC’s House model. By holding the House, Republicans secure a policy check on Hillary Clinton in the event she wins the presidency.

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