United States: Biden votes early in the midterm elections

by Andrea Shalal

WILMINGTON, Delaware (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden voted early in the midterm congressional elections on Saturday, saying he would visit several states in the coming days to support candidates democrats.

Joe Biden was accompanied by his granddaughter, Natalie, who was voting for the first time. “I feel good,” he told reporters after casting his ballot.

The US president, who has already traveled to 36 precincts, announced he would visit Pennsylvania, New Mexico, California and Maryland, and tell voters they had a fundamental choice to do, which could profoundly change the decades to come.

“I will spend the (next few days) explaining that this is not a referendum. This is a choice, a fundamental choice,” said Joe Biden. “It is a choice between two visions of our country.”

Traditionally, the party represented in the White House loses seats in Congress during the “midterms” and polls show that the Democrats could lose their majority in the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Analysts believe that turnout, which is generally lower during the “midterms” than in the presidential election, will be a determining factor in several states and Democrats are calling on voters to vote early.

(Report Andrea Shalal; French version Camille Raynaud)

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