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Democrats Win Back Control of House, Republicans Will Hold Senate

07 November 2018, 08:28 | Joann Bryant

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But Fox News' Decision Desk projection that Democrats will now control of the House gives hope to liberals who want to continue the Russian Federation investigation, and even introduce articles of impeachment against the president.

If not, the race for the next presidential election in 2020 is well and truly on. Democrats were favored to win more House seats than they now have, and they needed an overall gain of 23 to retake the House majority.

Incumbent Republican Senator Ted Cruz is facing Democratic Representative Beto O'Rourke.

Democrats are defending 26 of the 35 Senate elections on Tuesday, which means they have a lot more on the line.

A handful of states will be key.

But in some other toss-up races, the GOP managed to hold on. Still, she was within striking distance in a Lexington-area district Trump won by 15 percentage points in 2016.

In addition to the suburban Wake districts, Mecklenburg County Democrat Rachel Hunt is 71 votes ahead of state Rep. Bill Brawley with one precinct left to report.

Democrats also had history on their side: 2002 was the only midterm election in the past three decades when the party holding the White House gained Senate seats.

Her Republican opponent Brian Kemp is Georgia's Secretary of State and oversees the state's electoral system.

Republican Mike Braun captured incumbent Joe Donnelly's seat in Indiana, Republican Kevin Cramer beat incumbent Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota and Republican Josh Hawley defeated Democrat Claire McCaskill in Missouri. "Dealing a major setback to President Trump's legislative agenda".

On the other side of the country, in Atlanta, Georgia, voters waited in line for almost two hours to cast ballots, according to local media reports.

Control of Congress is at stake, effectively deciding whether Trump will continue to get a free ride from the current Republican-led legislature or be forced to deal with Democrats that he has spent months deriding as extreme leftists bent on bringing chaos to the United States.

Trump is trying to defy historic omens that suggest that commanders in chief often get a rebuke from voters in the midterm election of their first term.




"Ever since President Trump has been in office, it has just been not the country that I am used to or that I thought I would be in", said Sarah Roth, 22, a Democratic voter from Minnetonka, Minnesota.

Turnout, she said, has everything to do with a campaign's most prominent figures and whether voters who aren't regular participants in the electoral process are more motivated to take part. About 15 percent said that this was the first time they'd voted in a midterm, according to CNN, compared to about 10 percent who said they were first-time voters in the 2016 election. He was active on Twitter throughout much of the day, blasting out endorsements for Republican candidates and weighing in on the balloting.

Striking a dark tone at a rally in IN on Monday evening, Trump accused Democrats without offering any evidence of "openly encouraging millions of illegal aliens to break our laws, violate our borders and overrun our country".

There was a strong chance Mississippi's special election to complete the unexpired term of retired GOP Sen.

Democrats have expressed confidence that they'll score the net gain of 23 seats needed to take control of the House for the first time since 2010.

"Thanks to you, tomorrow will be a new day in America", Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi told cheering Democrats at a Washington victory party, saying House Democrats would be a check on Trump. "Do not let their scare tactics frighten you away from the polls".

Now we're getting to the some of the nation's marquee races: the initial returns from the Texas US Senate race, plus four competitive US House races in New Jersey and another eight in Pennsylvania.

Democrats lost 945 seats in state legislatures across the country during the 2009-2017 presidency of Democrat Barack Obama, the group said. About 2 in 10 each choose the economy and immigration as their top issue, and just 1 in 10 say it's gun policy. The survey is separate from the traditional exit polls for the television networks.

"I'm not on the ballot, but in a certain way, I'm on the ballot", Trump said in October. However, Goodstein believes that the relative silence over the alleged links between Trump's 2016 campaign and Russian Federation will be broken again as soon as the Democrats take over the House.

So what exactly are these elections, and how do they work?

There are too many fundamental differences between electoral systems and cycles in the USA and Canada for this year's stateside turnout to offer any lessons for anyone hoping to generate similar levels of interest north of the border in 2019, Haussman said. About three-quarters of the registered voters named health care as in important issue to their vote, according to recent Pew research.

Other records were also falling.

History was in the making in several states, as Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib became the first Muslim woman elected to Congress and Democrat Ayanna Pressley became the first black woman elected to the House from MA. The total number of women serving simultaneously may exceed 100 for the first time.



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