How the vote reflects on President Donald Trump

Political Cornflakes: 'Trump has hijacked the election': Republicans worry the president's charged immigration rhetoric will cost them the House

Political Cornflakes: 'Trump has hijacked the election': Republicans worry the president's charged immigration rhetoric will cost them the House

Democrats rode a wave of dissatisfaction with President Donald Trump to win control of the US House of Representatives, Fox News and NBC News have projected, giving Democrats the opportunity to block Trump's agenda and open his administration to intense scrutiny.

Republicans on Tuesday held the Senate in the midterm elections and look set to widen their majority, even as the Democrats make major strides towards seizing back the House of Representatives for the first time in eight years, according to CNN projections.

Of the 35 seats up for grabs, 26 are held by Democrats and nine by Republicans.

Republicans started 2017 - the beginning of the two-year, 30th Legislature - with a majority in the House.

They also could force Mr Trump to scale back his legislative ambitions, possibly dooming his promises to fund a border wall with Mexico, pass a second major tax-cut package or carry out his hardline policies on trade.

"There's only one explanation for that: Donald Trump". Moscow denies meddling and Trump denies any collusion. Thirty-five seats are in play in Tuesday's election.

President James Buchanan's Democratic Party was divided over the issue of slavery, even as Buchanan backed the new state of Kansas having a pro-slavery constitution.

But in what could be a sharp warning sign for Republicans, that poll reported that college-educated white women - the so-called suburban moms seen as crucial to the 2018 outcome - favour Democrats by a substantial 61% to 33%.

Tuesday's elections, widely seen as a referendum on Trump, have been portrayed by both Republicans and Democrats as critical for the direction of the country.

Trump held three rallies in three states - Ohio, Indiana and Missouri - on Monday for Republican candidates as the GOP tries to hold its majority in the House and Senate. The Democrats have blasted Trump's stance on illegal immigration, and many voters on the progressive left disapprove of Trump's stance. In the final stretch Trump has brought out special guests to join him on the campaign trail.

"Health care is on the ballot", former President Barack Obama told Democratic volunteers in Virginia. Texas has been a mostly Republican state for at least 40 years: Its voters have not backed a Democrat presidential candidate since 1976 and it now has two Republican Senators and a Republican governor.

Incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz declared victor in U.S. Senate race
First, Triumph visited the O'Rourke camp, where he mocked the candidate's attempt at punk music in the 1990s. The Democrat got the endorsement of Texan Willie Nelson, who performed at a rally.

Freebies and deals being offered on Election Day 2018
Potbelly Sandwich Shop: Customers can receive a free cookie with any purchase by showing their "I voted" sticker, Delish reports . Lime: Enter the code LIME2VOTE18 and unlock the Lime fleet of e-scooters from a free ride to and from voting locations.

Rebel Wilson responds to backlash over 'plus-sized' claims
Liam Hemsworth , Priyanka Chopra, and Adam DeVine also star in the rom-com set for release on Valentine's Day, 2019. Technically those actresses were plus size when filming those movies or 2.

Some of the biggest Democratic stars of the campaign season were struggling.

"If you look back through the last 50 or 60 years of U.S. history, if you are an incumbent President, the chances are you will be re-elected and there is a strong pattern of the United States two terms for one party, two terms for the other".

A total of 10 of the Democratic incumbents up for re-election are from states the president won in 2016, including deep red Montana, North Dakota and West Virginia.

As of mid-October, the Democratic Governors Association and its affiliated entities had raised $122 million during the past two years - a record outdone only by the Republican Governors Association's new high mark of at least $156 million. One quarter of those casting a House ballot said they did so in part to support him.

Facebook also blocked about 115 user accounts after USA authorities tipped it off to suspicious behaviour that may be linked to a foreign entity, the company said hours voting began.

Midterm elections in the United States generally garner far less attention than the presidential ones, but this year, not surprisingly, the situation is different as there is a lot at stake for both parties.

About 40 million early votes were likely cast, said Dr Michael McDonald, a professor at the University of Florida who tracks the figures.

Still progressives are fighting up until the last minute trying to turn out the vote.

"All across the country, what I'm seeing is a great awakening", he said. Without another Democratic victory, it seems, Democrats will remain the minority in the Senate. Gillum is facing off against Republican Ron DeSantis, who is a big Trump supporter.

The Colorado university professor has always voted, but the jarring sight of Donald Trump in the White House in 2016 forced her to confront what she called a hard reality: the United States was not the country she thought it was, and she was determined to change it.

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