Democrats have secured control of the Senate in the US midterms.
A Democratic-controlled Senate would mean that President Barack Obama’s nominees to fill dozens of federal judgeships will win confirmation, which would be particularly crucial to Democrats if a seat on the Supreme Court, which now has a 6-3 conservative majority, were to open up in the final two years of his term.
With Republicans’ lackluster performance on Tuesday, Trump is being blamed for boosting candidates who were unable to appeal to a broad enough electorate.
Biden and Senate Democrats will be able to confirm federal judges, including those nominated by the president. This is particularly crucial if a seat on the Supreme Court opens up during Biden’s term.
A Democratic-controlled Senate will be able to confirm President Joe Biden’s nominees for dozens of federal judgeships, which could be a crucial factor in appointing a Supreme Court justice.