Biden: Democracy does not happen by accident
US President Joe Biden praises US midterm voters noting that he will be holding a press conference at 4:00 pm.
US President Joe Biden praised voters, poll workers, and various officials on Wednesday for participating in the midterm elections. He also said he will make further comments concerning the vote and take questions later in the afternoon.
"I'll have more to say this afternoon, but thanks to the poll workers and officials that worked into the night to safeguard our sacred right to vote. And the millions who made their voices heard," Biden said via Twitter.
According to the White House, Biden will be holding a press conference at 4:00 pm to deliver his remarks.
Democracy doesn’t happen by accident. We have to defend, strengthen, and renew it.— President Biden (@POTUS) November 9, 2022
I'll have more to say this afternoon, but thanks to the poll workers and officials that worked into the night to safeguard our sacred right to vote. And the millions who made their voices heard.
Biden believes Democrats will win the Senate
Biden predicted that the Democratic Party will have majority control in the Senate after the midterm elections which will be held on November 8.
Biden made his grand prediction while departing for a flight on Marine One with Jill Biden, his wife.
A reporter asked how he was feeling, to which he responded: “Well, I’m feeling — I’m optimistic,” Biden replied. “But I’m always optimistic.”
"Can Democrats win the House?" one reporter asked. "I think it’s going to be tough, but I think we can,” Biden replied. “I think we’ll win the Senate. I think the House is tougher."
The US #Senate race is coming to an end soon as the #Democrats and #Republicans are neck to neck in this battle with a one-seat advantage for the Republicans.#MidtermElections pic.twitter.com/Dpfeeuuwxp— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) November 9, 2022
How the youth voted in US midterm elections: Circle website
"While the votes are still being counted across the country and control of the US House and Senate remain undecided, it’s clear that young people had a major impact on the 2022 midterms," the US Circle website reported.
The website mentioned that youth prefer Democrats by a 28-point margin and "the national youth vote choice for the U.S. House of Representatives was 63% for Democrats, 35% for Republicans."
These numbers almost match those of the year 2020, according to the website, "when youth preferred Democrats to Republicans by 62% to 36%, and a small shift in favor of Republicans from the previous midterm: in 2018, the youth vote between Democrats and Republicans was 67% to 32%."
According to this exit poll data, the website noted that "youth ages 18-29 are the only age group in which a strong majority supported Democrats," while those aged "30-44 split their votes nearly evenly 51%-47% between Democrats and Republicans," and "older voters favored the GOP."
The website added that 12% is the youth share of all votes cast.