Republican wins in the Senate and the power shift in the House resulting from Tuesday's elections have the potential to impact a couple of key issues for online retailers, according to NRF's overnight analysis of the results. A Republican-led House is likely to simplify the Main Street Fairness Act, a bill that would make it easier to require online merchants to collect sales tax. Republicans are also expected to put online privacy issues on the back burner, although privacy will remain a priority for the White House.

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