One of the few axioms of US politics is the loss of seats by the president's party in midterm House elections
Republicans were favoured to wrest control of the US House of Representatives away from President Joe Biden's Democrats based on early returns in Tuesday's midterm elections, though the prospects of a "red wave" appeared to have dimmed.
The US midterm election shows that the politics of division isn't waning. Rather its appeal is still overwhelming. While the election saw the Democrats take control of the House of Representatives, the Republicans have managed to extend their control over the Senate.