Election Day to test Democratic resistance in Trump era

Election Day to test Democratic resistance in Trump era

Kirsten Gillibrand and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Currently Trump's party - the Republicans - hold a majority in both the House and the Senate. The GOP's grip on high-profile governorships in Florida, Georgia and Wisconsin were at risk as well.

"We'll vote for fantastic candidates all over the country - including a historic number of women - who want to raise wages, fight for justice, and help more people get health care". "But now, thanks to Republican leadership, the United States has the best economy in the history of our country - and hope has finally returned to cities and towns across America".

"Listen, if Hillary had won, I'd be jubilant to go home", Pelosi said. Firstly, in a broad sense, many see the midterms as a referendum on the performance of the sitting president, so poor performance for the Republicans could be an ominous sign of what's to come in 2020.

"Because America has voluntary voting, not like Australia's compulsory voting, a lot more of it involves convincing your side to turn out and vote, rather than convincing undecided voters in the centre to support you", Dr Shaun Ratcliff from the US Studies Centre told

He returned to the White House in the wee hours of the morning after headlining final campaign rallies in Ohio, Indiana and Missouri, and planned to spend Election Day at the White House but out of public view.

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

Democrats during the 2016 demanded Trump release his tax returns.

The president's current job approval, set at 40 percent by Gallup, was the lowest at this point of any first-term president in the modern era.

Democrats needed to gain two Senate seats to win a majority, assuming all their incumbents were re-elected, an unlikely outcome.

All 435 seats in the U.S. House were up for re-election, although fewer than 90 were considered competitive.

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Real Clear Politics now has Republicans expected to gain two Senate seats and Democrats slated to nab 27 House seats and 7 governorships. The Republicans control both houses of Congress - the midterms provide the Democrats with a chance of clawing back some political control.

He and the first lady were to host an evening watch party for family and friends.

Almost as soon as the polls close on Tuesday night, Pelosi will face another campaign: One to keep her job as the Democratic leader in the House.

Asked about his main fear if Democrats take the House, amid forecasts of a blue wave, Trump said: 'We'll just have to work a little bit differently. This practice of manipulating constituency maps to gain political advantage was first practiced by MA governor Elbridge Gerry.

More good news for the GOP: "Seventy-seven percent (77%) of Republicans say they always vote in midterm elections, as do 71% of Democrats and 63% of voters not affiliated with either major political party".

Democrats are likely to win the House, which Republicans have controlled since 2010. The poll of likely voters found that 46% would choose the Republican candidate, while 45% would choose the Democrat.

Mr Trump also could face more pushback from Democrats on trade tariffs he has introduced, particularly in farm states hard hit by retaliatory measures from China or manufacturing states hit by higher steel and aluminum prices. Democrats are relying more upon women, people of color, young people and college graduates.

The demographic divides were coloring the political landscape in different ways.

Today's elections are the first opportunity for Americans to have a say about Donald Trump's presidency.

Trump, though, nearly assuredly will face an avalanche of investigations into his tax returns, his payments to adult-film star Stormy Daniels and his relationship with Russian Federation if Democrats win back the House - which comes with the much-coveted power to subpoena and launch congressional investigations. Either of the latter two scenarios would be problematic for Trump, immediately putting a damper on his agenda.

In the 2018 general election, all 141 seats in the Maryland House of Delegates are on the ballot.