Big turnout as America votes in test of Trump presidency
07 November, 2018, 08:04 | Author: Regina Silva
Trump has framed the elections as a choice between law and order maintained by Republicans and an out-of-control Democratic mob, while focusing heavily on hardline immigration campaign promises, including a legally dubious pledge to end birthright citizenship for the children of undocumented immigrants born in the US.
They are vying for the seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Joe Donnelly in IN and Republican Marsha Blackburn's win in Tennessee made it much more hard for Democrats to make inroads.
There was some consolation for Democrats as Senators Joe Manchin and Bob Menendez held on to their seats after tough campaigns in West Virginia and New Jersey respectively.
But in some other toss-up races, the GOP managed to hold on.
WASHINGTON-The U.S. midterm elections brought a surge of female candidates to ballots across the country. Trump won Texas with more than 52% of the vote in 2016. Only a handful of seats are viewed as potential pickup opportunities for Democrats, with the party hoping to flip seats in closely-watched races in states such as Arizona and Nevada, as well as longer shot attempts in Tennessee and Texas. Cynthia Nixon challenged Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo for NY governor. But now the Democrats are harnessing military patriotism too.
Americans are voting for all 435 seats in the House and 35 out of 100 seats in the Senate, a as well as state governors.
The 2018 USA midterm election has already set records for early voting, and turnout appears to be up across the board.
Trump was watching the results roll in from the White House, where he spent the day holed up with friends and family. The President has energised a staggering number of Americans at packed arenas and in overflow crowds at rallies across the country. With the first polls not slated to close until 6 P.M. eastern, polling was the only indicators both parties had on Tuesday of their prospects.
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House in 2002, Blackburn styles herself as a "hardcore, card-carrying Tennessee conservative" ready to fight for Trump's agenda. Bredesen had been viewed as one of the Democrats' best hopes in the party's quest to regain majority control of the Senate.
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Democratic candidate for governor Michelle Lujan Grisham greets diners at Barelas Coffee House on midterm elections day in Albuquerque, N.M., November 6, 2018. Much of that has gone to boost turnout among younger voters, although he has produced a nationwide advertising campaign calling for Trump's impeachment.
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Democrats quickly made important gains in the House, but Republicans defended in crucial races, like incumbent Andy Barr of Kentucky, whose House seat had seemed at risk. "We overcame the Democrats' smear campaign and confirmed the newest member of the United States Supreme Court", he said. "Do not let their scare tactics frighten you away from the polls". The stars of the new class included women who were among the first to serve in combat when the military decided those roles were no longer just for men. Both Republicans Rick Scott in the Senate race and Ron DeSantis in the governor's race hold leads in Florida. I mean, I only became a citizen past year", said Kevin Ombija, a first-time voter originally from Kenya who now lives in Washington, D.C. "Issues of immigrants are very dear to me.
A majority of the 113,000 voters surveyed said the country is headed in the wrong direction.
New figures on the eve of the polls confirmed that job growth is soaring and Trump gives himself credit for the "hottest economy on Earth".
Trump and Republicans appeared to have the economy on their side heading into the election: Unemployment in October held at a 48-year low of 3.7 percent.
"What I want to do for you is have my energy be contagious", she said. 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.
"I think Trump is very bad", Reynolds said. "He is trying to do what we have never seen in the modern history of this country, to do what he is doing right now, to gain votes by trying to divide the American people up based on where we came from", Sanders said on SiriusXM Progress radio. His campaign team created an advertisement focused on the caravan that was so racially charged that major TV networks pulled it.
Like Omar, Tlaib championed progressive policies, including a Medicare for All, a $15 minimum wage and immigration reform. Minnesota's 5th Congressional District includes Minneapolis and surrounding suburbs that usually tilt Democratic.
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A CNN poll released on November 5 found that Democrats led Republicans on a generic ballot by 13 points, 55 percent to 42 percent. Both parties have a chance, if only a slim one, for an upset in the respective chambers where they're playing as underdogs.
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In an interview with ABC on Monday , the president said he wished he had had "a much softer tone" throughout his presidency. Now Democrats are hoping to return the favor by flipping seats in the suburbs and some GOP-dominated rural areas.
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