The Democrats probably won’t be able to secure a majority in the Senate. For this, Democrats had to win at least four seats from Republican counterparts.
Prior to the elections, 53 of the total of 100 seats were held by the Republicans. The total number of seats at stake was 35, of which 23 were occupied by Republicans and 12 by Democrats until the election.
Political analysts saw an opportunity for Democrats to take over the majority in the Senate, given that eight of the ten “most vulnerable” seats were owned by Republicans. Vulnerable seats are those whose constituencies are not convincingly inclined towards one party or another.
So far, however, only John Hickenlooper has succeeded in taking Cory Gardner’s seat in Colorado, while Republicans convincingly took over Alabama’s Democratic Senate seat.