The results of the U.S. presidential election have been determined, but the congressional elections that will be held at the same time as the presidential election have not yet ended. In the end, which party will hold the majority in the Senate, it will not be until the second round of the Georgia two-seat senator in January (2021). It will be revealed when the election is over. What Taiwanese people are most concerned about is the election of the 435 seats in the House of Representatives and one-third of the Senate.
How will it affect the U.S. policy toward Taiwan? The US Congress is in fact no less important to Taiwan than the president or other photo background removing executives. In the past few months, we have seen high-level official visits from Taiwan and the United States rely on the "Taiwan Travel Act" passed by Congress; Taiwan's strategic position in the Indo-Pacific region has been enhanced, and the entry into force of the "Taipei Act" is also an important reason. On the US policy towards Taiwan, the most direct impact of congressional elections is that which party in the Senate holds the majority will directly affect the appointment of the secretary of state. If the Republicans have a majority, to pass the nomination for secretary of state, Joe Biden must nominate the Republican-leaning candidate; conversely, if the Democrats have a majority, Biden will be free to choose the preferred candidate.
Since the Taiwan Observatory of the United States has analyzed the candidates for the secretary of state , this article will look at the possible changes in the support of Congress from another aspect: "the senators who did not win re-election" and "the people who replaced them". list. Losers and Winners of US Congressional Elections Friends of Taiwan List of winners and losers of the U.S. senator (updated to November 5), data reference: POLITICO The list above lists the people who have not won re-election and who have won the election. Among them, the most sad loser for Taiwanese is the promoter of the "Taipei Act", Republican Senator Gardner.