2 days left: GOP predicts midterm wins; suspicious envelope found at candidate’s office; Warnock vs. Walker; and more
There are 2 days until polls close on Election Day. Here’s what to know, including the top stories of the day, the latest polls and key races in focus.
STORY OF THE DAY
GOP predicts midterm wins; Biden warns of democracy threats
MIAMI (AP) — Republicans are eyeing major gains in Tuesday’s elections and appealing to supporters over the campaign’s final weekend to punish Democrats for high inflation and crime rates that have risen in some parts of the country. President Joe Biden and his two most recent Democratic White House predecessors warned that GOP victories could undermine the very future of American democracy.
More than 39 million people have already voted in an election that will decide control of Congress and key governorships. Biden was campaigning in suburban New York on Sunday evening, a day after former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton made closing cases to voters.
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, head of the Democrats’ House campaign arm, is in a tough contest for his seat north of New York City. But he insisted Sunday that Democrats are “going to do better than people think on Tuesday,” adding that his party is “not perfect” but “we are responsible adults who believe in this democracy.”
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SENATE IN FOCUS: GEORGIA
Real Clear Politics polling average: Herschel Walker (R) 47.2%, Raphael Warnock (D) 46.8%