In the United States today, many states are holding elections at various levels, some of which may provide insight into next year’s national election results. In Ohio, for example, the right to make decisions about pregnancy is being decided in a referendum.
So far, in the fight for the right to abortion, the Democrats have won all the elections that have been held on this topic in various states, even in those traditionally conservative, Republican states. Whether they succeed in Ohio and other states will determine the further fate of the tough stance of the Republicans, who are pushing it through legislation despite the fact that they do not have the support of the general public.
In Kentucky, Democratic Governor Andy Beshear has a strong Republican challenger, Daniel Cameron, who, if he wins, would confirm the conservative tendencies of the southern state and be the first African American to lead it.
In Mississippi, the battle is reversed: Republican Governor Tate Reeves has an unexpectedly strong Democratic challenger Brandon Presley in the traditionally Republican state, and the issue of abortion, on which the two stand completely opposite, is one of the main topics of the election campaign.
In Virginia, there is a struggle for supremacy over both houses of parliament. Republicans hope to take control of the Democrat-led Senate, while Democrats want to retain their majority in the upper chamber and win the lower one as well.
The result will have a decisive effect on the position of Republican Gov. Glen Youngkin, who is a supporter of a ban on abortion after the 15th week in the last Southern state that has not yet partially or completely banned abortion.
Elections are also held in Pennsylvania, Washington, Iowa, Nevada, Florida and many others, which is why most of the US is off work today. (Politico, NBC)