Sunday, 18 November, 2018

What we know so far from the midterm election results

Donald Trump Donald Trump
Jean Garcia | 07 November, 2018, 08:02

But Tuesday's midterm elections have not delivered the tidal wave of anti-Trump sentiment Democrats had hoped for, and the party's representation will go backwards in the US Senate.

Democrats were elected to more than 34 seats and now occupy a majority of the state Senate's 63 seats.

"Of course it's motivation". The economy, which traditionally is at the top of voters' minds, is a close third with 21 percent.

Voters often sit out the midterms. In the final stretch, Trump hardened his rhetoric on issues that appealed to his conservative core supporters, issuing warnings about a caravan of Latin American migrants headed to the border with Mexico and condemnations of what he called US liberal "mobs".

"I defend his belief that the border has to be protected, [but] maybe not as severe as he would do it", Moody said.

Wisconsin is one of the worst states for the President. "I feel confident we will win, it's just a question of the size of victory". A record number of women were running for Senate, House, governorships and state legislative seats.

FILE - President Donald Trump speaks at a rally, November 4, 2018, in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Right now, Republicans control the Senate by a slim 51 to 49 margin. Her group, one of many formed since Trump's election and after the Women's March, connected thousands of women in the Atlanta area interested in becoming more politically active.

At Trump's pre-election rallies, large crowds have consistently cheered his rhetoric about strengthening the southern border, chanting "build the wall!"

"Democrats want to invite caravan after caravan of illegal aliens to pour into our country".

"I have worked at this poll the last three elections and this is the biggest turnout ever", said Bev Heidgerken, 67, a volunteer at a polling place in Davenport, Iowa. And that is an invasion. I don't care what the fake media says.

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A report from the Inspector General of DHS released in July 2017, concluded that allegations were unsubstantiated. Kemp's office blamed that breach on Kennesaw State University, which managed the system on Kemp's behalf.

Trump, who watched the midterm election returns with family and friends at the White House Tuesday evening, settled into a brief role as spectator, after months of campaigning for Republican congressional and gubernatorial candidates. Notably, Michigan Democrats selected a woman for every statewide office on Tuesday's ballot: governor, USA senator, attorney general and secretary of state. "You vote, you might save a life".

Ted Cruz, who was re-elected as a Texas governor, said: "Thank you, Texas!"

Democrats felt increasingly optimistic about their chances of taking back control of the House. But 2018 Democrat congressional candidates are projected to spend more than $2.53 billion, versus about $2.20 billion for Republican candidates. The midterms have even been dubbed the "health care election".

But Trump was not only battling Democrats in this year's election, he was battling history.

Facebook also blocked about 115 user accounts after United States authorities tipped it off to suspicious behaviour that may be linked to a foreign entity, the company said hours voting began. "I think he's preying upon people's fears".

He noted that Republicans now hold 33 governorships, compared to 17 for the Democrats. RealClearPolitics put Trump's average approval at 43 percent, with 53 percent disapproving.

A majority of the 113,000 voters surveyed said the country is headed in the wrong direction.

Mr Manchin was the only member of his party to vote to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, whose nomination narrowly survived sexual assault claims. "That is particularly true when a president is unpopular, as this president is".

Democrats in Congress were poised to make gains in the House, seeking to flip 23 seats to regain control of the chamber and serve as a check on Trump's policies.

"This is the single most important off-year election of my lifetime". In almost every state with a key contested Senate or governor's race, he has a positive approval and is over 50%, according to CNN's preliminary exit poll data.

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