Democrats Will Likely Reclaim Control Of The House Of Representatives

07 November, 2018, 09:11 | Author: Teresa Adams
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The results allowed both parties to claim partial victory, but highlighted an extraordinary realignment of USA voters by race, sex and education.

With control of Congress, statehouses and the president's agenda at stake, some of the nation's top elections were too close to call.

If Democrats' promised "blue wave" materializes, it should be evident.

Some Democrats have already vowed to force the release of his tax returns. Victories in contested races across Florida, New York, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Minnesota gave them cause for optimism.

Trump spent Tuesday at the White House, tweeting, making calls, monitoring the races and meeting with his political team. And only twice in the past eight decades has the president's party picked up House seats in the midterms.

In recent days, Mr Trump has accused Democrats of being "radical socialists who want to model America's economy after Venezuela", and said they wanted to invite "caravan after caravan of illegal aliens into our country".

According to CNN, exit polling showed that two thirds of voters considered the election to be about Trump, whose approval rating remains below 50 per cent.

In contrast, Democrats have largely maintained a almost unwavering focus on health care in their closing message to voters.

Nimat Shamari, 86, voted for Mr. Trump in 2016 but said she was so fed up with him that she voted against Rep. Barbara Comstock, a Republican, to send a signal.

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In what was widely seen as a referendum on Trump's first two years in office, the projection, if confirmed, would cloud the prospect of his re-election in the 2020 presidential election.

He amplified that message with an advertisement linking Democrats and immigrants to violent crime, which aired on NBC on Sunday night.

The first polling stations closed at 6:00 pm Eastern time (2300 GMT) in parts of Kentucky and in, with the last to close seven hours later in Alaska, and results trickling in through the evening.

In the House, 237 women were on the ballot as major-party candidates.

Democrats also failed to capitalize on potential gains in Texas, where Sen. In that state, Republican Mike Braun was declared as the victor over Democratic incumbent Joe Donnelly. Joe Donnelly in IN and Republican Marsha Blackburn's win in Tennessee made it much more hard for Democrats to make inroads.

Republicans will keep control of the Senate but the House is likely to be won by the Democrats. The GOP's grip on high-profile governorships in Florida, Georgia and Wisconsin were at risk as well. And in New Jersey, Democrats re-elected embattled Sen. What was not normal was that Menendez had been indicted on corruption charges and escaped with hung jury. The Justice Department dropped the charges after his trial ended in an hung jury.

The tumultuous first 21 months of the Trump presidency has fired up progressives across the country, and prompted a swell of left-wing activism on policies like healthcare, gun control, and immigration - and a bitter crusade against broader societal issues ranging from sexual misconduct to rising white nationalism.

In south Florida, former Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala defeated Republican Maria Elvira Salazar. The contest to succeed retiring California Republican Darell Issa is likely going to Democrat Mike Levin, and in Washington state's 8th district, Democrat Kim Schrier's chance of replacing retiring Republican Dave Reichert has moved from "Toss Up" to "Lean Democratic".

Americans are voting for all 435 seats in the House and 35 out of 100 seats in the Senate, a as well as state governors. Lastly, the President talked to Sen. Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown held his seat in Ohio. Was the New Yorker just inspired by an old soviet cartoon on USA elections?

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By the time Britain wakes up tomorrow morning, we will know the result of the 2018 USA midterm elections.

The result in Texas will say much about which way argument has worked best in these polarized times. Opposition to Trump proved to be more a motivating factor for Democrats than support for the president a factor for Republicans.

Should Republicans lose the House as expected, Sanders said the United States president's agenda is not going to change.

The demographic divides were coloring the political landscape in different ways.

Just 42 percent of registered voters cast ballots in the 2014 congressional midterm elections, the lowest turnout since at least 1964, according to the US Census Bureau.

Democrats quickly made important gains in the House, but Republicans defended in crucial races, like incumbent Andy Barr of Kentucky, whose House seat had seemed at risk.

In another attempt at a first, black Democrat Stacey Abrams appeared to be losing against Republican Brian Kemp in the Georgia governor's race. Wexton was among the record number of women running this year.

Though the size of Democrats' majority was still in doubt, networks projected they would at least net the 23 seats needed to take over when the new Congress convenes in January.

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