Omar wins U.S. House seat; other seats remain in play

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

The Blue seek to regain control of Senate and House, while the Red are set to expand their narrow majority.

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.

A simple House majority would be enough to impeach Trump if evidence surfaces that he obstructed justice or that his 2016 campaign colluded with Russian Federation.

Meanwhile, Democrats and Republicans alike have chalked up some early wins in the House.

The US mid-term election campaign is entering a frenzied final day in a vote seen as a verdict on Donald Trump's presidency. Moscow denies meddling and Trump denies any collusion. In the 1938 elections the Democrats at the time of Franklin D. Roosevelt took a beating, losing 71 seats, according to political publication PolitiFact.

Wrapping up the campaign in recent days, Trump repeatedly raised fears about immigrants, issuing harsh warnings about a caravan of Central American migrants that is moving slowly through Mexico towards the USA border.

Trump has personally campaigned for DeSantis and has had harsh words for Gillum, considered by some to be a potential future star of the Democratic Party.

Nassau Democratic Committee Chairman Jay Jacobs says at least 10 Republican incumbents are vulnerable statewide.

The Republican takeover of both houses of Congress in the 1994 election, two years after Bill Clinton's first presidential victory, slowed the Democratic president's legislative agenda. Floridians who do not like Trump will certainly vote for Nelson.

Democrats struck first in the battle for the House of Representatives, with Jennifer Wexton ousting incumbent Republican Barbara Comstock in a suburban Virginia district outside Washington, according to data provider DDHQ and United States media outlets.

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 programmes for senior citizens.

Democrats saw the election in equally historic terms.

"The contrast in this election could not be more clear", Trump told supporters in IN at a rally for Republican Mike Braun, who is facing incumbent Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly in a tight race.

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

The 2018 U.S. mid-term election has seen record turnout and returns are streaming in. Fundraising reports from the third quarter of 2018 cemented those fears as Democrats outraised Republican opponents in competitive House races. It's also a watershed year for women candidates and candidates of color, which could boost Democrats - if their turnout operations are effective.

And 35 Senate seats are in play, as are nearly 40 governorships and the balance of power in virtually every state legislature.

Problems with voting machines were preventing some Americans from casting ballots in a dozen states, USA rights advocates said, following complaints about registration problems, faulty equipment and intimidation they had received throughout early balloting.

Voter turnout could be the highest for a midterm election in 50 years, experts predicted.

About 40 million early votes were likely cast, said Dr Michael McDonald, a professor at the University of Florida who tracks the figures. In the last such congressional elections in 2014, there were 27.5 million early votes. "In reality, the exit polls just aren't precise enough to justify making distinctions between an electorate that's 15 percent black and, say, 13 percent black". Without another Democratic victory, it seems, Democrats will remain the minority in the Senate. In Pennsylvania - a state that Trump won two years ago - incumbent Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf won re-election and Republican Gov. Charlie Baker won re-election in Massachusetts, CNN projected. "It's not you vs. Hillary", Reines tweeted on Monday, addressing Donald Trump.

"The contrast in this election could not be more clear".

"I think I've made a difference of five or six or seven".

"A big part of his brand has been his fiery rhetoric, and I think there is a portion of his supporters that do expect that", he said.

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