US Midterm Elections 2022: Key issues and why they are so important

US Midterm Elections 2022: Key issues and why they are so important

The US elections on November 8 will have an enormous impact on the direction of the nation.

The election gives voters an opportunity to indirectly express their views on Biden's presidency.

Here are five reasons why these elections are so important.

1. Reshaping Congress can help with decisions that directly impact Americans.

2. If Republicans prevail, expect immigration, religious rights and addressing violent crime to be a priority.

3. For Democrats, the environment, healthcare, voting rights and gun control will continue to remain high on the agenda.

4. Midterm elections are a review on the first two years of a presidential term and the party in power often takes a beating.

5. Donald Trump has hopes of returning to the White House in 2024 and the midterms could make or break it for him.

6. Controlling Congress means having the power to launch committee investigations.

The issues could be the January 6 attack on the US Capitol by Trump supporters or Joe Biden's son Hunter's business ties to China.