Two more cities in the U.S. Republicans control 50 seats in the Senate for now.

Eight days after the election, Federal Senator from Alaska (Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-AK) was re-elected, defeating his Democratic-backed challenger, Independent Candidate Al Gross, according to predictions by the Associated Press, CNN, and several other U.S. media outlets on Wednesday (Nov. 11). Meanwhile, North Carolina’s federal Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) also narrowly won the election on Wednesday.

The re-election successes in two key Republican seats in Alaska and North Carolina further solidified the GOP’s bid for Senate majority status. The Republican Party now controls 50 seats in the Senate, two seats ahead of the Democrats.

As the results of the Senate election are gradually revealed, the Democrats’ original hope to overturn the Republican-held seats in Maine, Iowa and North Carolina to achieve the goal of controlling the Senate has been seriously thwarted.

The battle for North Carolina’s Senate seat this year set a record for the most expensive Senate race in U.S. history, with the two parties injecting nearly $300 million in campaign funds.

The opening results of the Senate election so far establish that the final outcome of the battle for the Senate majority will depend on the special election for Georgia’s two Senate seats on January 5 next year. At that time, Republican federal Sen. David Perdue (R-GA), who is seeking re-election, will again face off against Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff (D-GA). Incumbent Republican federal Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) will also compete against Democrat Raphael Warnock (D-N.Y.).

In last Tuesday’s re-election for the Senate seat, none of the Georgia Senate candidates received 50 percent of the vote, and Georgia statute requires that if a candidate does not receive a simple majority of the votes cast in the election, the two candidates with the highest percentage of votes will again go to a runoff.

Congressional Republicans only need to win one of the two special elections in Georgia to take control of the Senate with a 51-seat majority. The Democrats have their sights set on taking two seats in the state in one fell swoop to create a 50-50 split in the Senate landscape. Then the Senate president, Kamala Harris, who is predicted by the media to be the vice president-elect, will upset the 50-50 balance in the Senate at a critical voting moment.

Senate GOP urges Trump to canvass for Georgia election

A growing number of congressional Republicans are looking to President Trump to stump for the Republican candidate in these two Senate races in Georgia, according to US media reports.

In the 2020 U.S. presidential election, President Trump and Democrat Biden are in a tight race in Georgia, with Trump trailing by a small margin in the state against Biden, who is projected by the media to be the president-elect. Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said on Wednesday that Georgia will manually recount all votes from the Nov. 3 presidential election.

“We need his (Trump’s) supporters, he has a broad base of supporters there,” Sen. John Thune (R-SD), the Senate Republican whip, told U.S. media on Tuesday. “Obviously, he’s able to take on the (Georgia special election) The outcome has a tremendously positive impact, so we’re hoping President Trump will participate.”

Vice President Pence attended a closed-door luncheon with Senate Republicans on Tuesday. At the meeting, Pence is believed to have said he will travel to Georgia next week.

“I hope the president, the vice president, I hope everyone will participate to make sure that we continue to have a Senate majority,” Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) of Florida told the media.

“I think everybody knows what’s at stake,” said Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) of Texas, who was successfully re-elected this year, to the media, “I think as long as the election is resolved, one way or another, I think He (Trump) is all going to be a big help.”