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Opinion: All eyes should be on the Senate

October 31, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 22: The sun sets near the US Capitol on December 22, 2018 in Washington, DC. A partial Government shutdown began at midnight as Democrats refused to agree with President Donald Trump's demands for five billion dollars to go towards building a wall on the U.S. southern border. Most of the National Mall sights remain open as of today. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Even as enormous attention is trained on the presidency, we need to remember that the Senate races will play an equally important role in what happens next, writes Julian Zelizer.

If former Vice President Joe Biden is elected president, a Democratic Senate would be vital to creating a path toward legislative change.

In other words, President Biden needs a Democratic Senate and one with a decent-sized majority.

If President Trump wins reelection, a Democratic Senate would be the only way to check an administration intent on moving at a furious pace to achieve its remaining goals — from more supply-side tax cuts to draconian immigration restrictions.

While the 2018 midterms allowed the Democratic majority in the House to throw sand in the gears of the Trump administration's plans, winning control of the Senate in 2020 would give Democrats considerably more power to check the President.

And if things stay the same, with Republicans retaining control of the Senate and President Trump winning reelection, watch out.

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