from The Conversation
– this post authored by Royce Carroll, University of Essex
What happens after the US election on November 8 will be shaped not just by who wins, but by the president’s relationship with the two houses of Congress. As usual, one third of the Senate and all of the House of Representatives are up for election on the same day as the president. Both are currently under Republican control – but some Democrats are starting to wonder if they might just take both of them back.