US Midterm Elections 2018: US votes on Donald Trump’s future

US Midterm Elections 2018: US votes on Donald Trump’s future

US Midterm Elections 2018: US votes on Donald Trump’s future

Almost 40 percent of voters cast their ballots to express opposition to the president, according to AP VoteCast, a national survey of the electorate, while about 25 percent said they voted to express support for Trump.

It could have been a much bigger night for Democrats, who suffered stinging losses in OH and in Florida, where Trump-backed Republican Ron DeSantis ended Democrat Andrew Gillum's bid to become the state's first African-American governor.

The first flip of the night came in Northern Virginia, where Democrat Jennifer Wexton, a state senator, beat Republican Rep. Barbara Comstock - who won reelection in 2016 even as Trump lost badly in the district.

Democratic control of the House would break the GOP's monopoly on power in Washington and would nearly certainly lead to an onslaught of investigations of President Trump's businesses and his administration.

Democrats had talked about taking control of the House of Representatives in a "blue wave" all year long, but losing even more seats in the Senate could hardly be called a "blue wave". Elizabeth Warren, New York Sen. That's more than one-fifth of the entire GOP caucus, and far more than the 20 Democrats who made a decision to leave the lower chamber. Sweeping corporate tax cuts passed by the Republicans previous year have supercharged earnings growth.

"Under Trump's leadership, the Republican National Committee has raised more than a quarter billion dollars, fuelling an extraordinary ground game geared toward defying midterm history and protecting the GOP's majorities", she said.

Democrats' longshot prospects for capturing a Senate majority were pinned on expectations that their supporters, roused by revulsion toward Trump, would surge to the polls.

While Trump's deeply polarizing reign in office clearly hurt House Republicans, it's clear that the policies pushed by congressional GOP leaders did significant damage to their party as well.

Also up for grabs were the posts of governor in 36 states.

"Today is more than about Democrats and Republicans".

Democrats will win control of the House of Representatives in Tuesday's 2018 midterm elections, CNN projects.

The result upends the balance of power in Washington, where Trump has enjoyed an easy ride from Republican dominance of both houses of Congress since his shock election in 2016.


Most Democratic candidates in tight races stayed away from harsh criticism of Trump during the campaign's final stretch, focusing instead on bread-and-butter issues like keeping down healthcare costs, maintaining insurance protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions and safeguarding the Social Security retirement and Medicare healthcare programs for senior citizens.

Still, about one-third of voters said Trump was not a factor in their votes.

"I am extremely happy with the economy", Gerlock said.

He bet big on a xenophobic closing message, warning of an immigrant "invasion" that promised to spread violent crime and drugs across the nation.

The president found partial success despite his current job approval, set at 40 per cent by Gallup, the lowest at this point of any first-term president in the modern era.

As Election Day unfolded, Democrats were increasingly confident, predicting a House majority on the strength of voter enthusiasm, robust fundraising and unusually fresh candidates.

Over in Georgia, it looks like the best Democrat Stacey Abrams can hope for is to force a run-off against Republican Brian Kemp in the gubernatorial contest. Among those expected: Vice President Mike Pence and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, an informal adviser to the president.

But Mr. Trump isn't the only Republican in the executive branch with cause for concern - Democrats are also poised to launch or continue probes into Cabinet-level secretaries and federal agencies.

Trump spent the day at the White House, tweeting, making calls, monitoring the races and meeting with his political team. Democrat Jared Polis in Colorado became the first openly gay man elected governor.

For two years he's governed the nation with an eye toward satisfying his loyal base both with policy and rhetoric - on trade, immigration, government regulation and foreign policy.

A record number of women are projected to win seats in the House in a massive night for female candidates across the political spectrum.

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