At Conservative Read by Chris --
Republican Donald Trump has a good shot at defeating Democrat Hillary
Clinton in today’s election but late polls still give Clinton an
Whatever happens in the presidential race, Republicans seemed poised
to retain control of both houses of Congress – albeit with reduced
majorities. Whether Republican lawmakers would suddenly develop a spine
and resist a President Hillary Clinton after President Obama steamrolled
them for years is a separate question.
Democrats seem unlikely to wrest control of the Senate from
Republicans and extremely unlikely to take over the House of
Representatives. Current standings in the Senate are 54 Republicans and
46 Democrats (including Independents who caucus with the Democrats). If
the Senate is split 50-50 which is possible but unlikely, then the party
that wins the White House will control the Senate because the new vice
president becomes the presiding officer in that chamber and gets to
break tie votes.