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Democrats falling short in hopes to control US Senate, as Republicans hold key states

A Democratic drive to achieve majority control of the US Senate is appearing to fall short, as Democrats only picked up only one Republican held seat, while six remain undecided.

Democrats defeated Republican Senators Cory Gardner of Colorado and Martha McSally of Arizona, but lost the Alabama seat held by Democratic Senator Doug Jones.

To win the majority in the Senate, Democrats would need to pick up three Republican seats if Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is elected president.

Controlling the Senate is vital as the party in power determines which bills reach the floor and which of the president’s nominees receive confirmation votes.

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