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U.S. voters decide on Biden agenda as midterm election day arrives

Republicans expected to capture House as Senate remains a toss-up

An early voting station in Georgia, seen Nov. 4. More than 42 million votes nationwide were cast before election day.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- Americans will shape the final two years of President Joe Biden's term on Tuesday, as the midterm elections determine whether his Democratic Party defies expectations and retains control of Congress.

At stake are all 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate. The U.S. midterm elections give voters their first big chance to voice frustration with the sitting president, and the outcome usually favors the party outside the White House.

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