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Why the us midterm elections happen 2 years after presidential elections ?

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Answered Nov 18Politics
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Toni DalyVery passionate about English Literature and Politics and current Law student.111 students helped

US midterm elections are called midterms as they are held in the middle of a President’s term. Senators serve for 6 years, with 1/3 of the chamber up for election every 2 years, whilst Congressmen serve for 2 years before being put up for election again. Due to these timings, it is inevitable that an election will occur in the middle of a President’s 4 year term.

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