Trump's Republicans hold on to Senate

Trump's Republicans hold on to Senate

Trump's Republicans hold on to Senate

News projected Democrats would hold a 229-206 House majority, taking over control from the Republicans for the first time in eight years.

Still, Trump will also have to answer for a scorched earth campaign on immigration in the final days that might have helped tip the House to Democrats, even if he can argue that his magnetism among his followers' candidates, such as Rep. Ron DeSantis, who won the Florida gubernatorial race, according to a CNN projection, Marsha Blackburn who will capture the Tennessee Senate race and Mike Braun, who defeated the incumbent Democratic Sen.

Democratic control of the House will nearly certainly lead to an onslaught of investigations of Trump's businesses and his administration.

The results allowed both parties to claim partial victory, but highlighted an extraordinary realignment of US voters by race, sex and education. The House was also getting its first two Muslim women, MA elected its first black congresswoman, and Tennessee got its first female senator.

While Republican Ted Cruz was re-elected to Senate in Texas, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar became the first two Muslim women to be elected to the US Congress.

But the GOP solidified their Senate majority after an acerbic midterm election that enshrined America's deep political divides and shaped a highly contentious battleground for the stirring 2020 presidential race. Cynthia Nixon challenged Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo for NY governor. Many news organisations expressed near-certainty that Hillary Clinton would win, but this was not what the numbers themselves showed at the time.

Among the races too close to call are the 26th District open Senate seat in Pierce and Kitsap counties, where Democrat Emily Randall led Republican Marty McClendon by about one point. And they would claim subpoena power to investigate Trump's personal and professional shortcomings.

Flipping seats in every corner of the country, Democrats beat Republican incumbents with an energised and expanded voter base fuelled by the anti-Trump resistance movement. Jared Polis, who won the Colorado governor's race, is the first openly homosexual person to be elected governor in the U.S. Sharice Davids, a lesbian Native American and former mixed martial arts fighter, won Kansas's third district to the joy of homosexual advocacy groups.

Trump sought to take credit for retaining the GOP's Senate majority, even as the party's foothold in the House was slipping.

Despite his party losing the House, Trump wrote on Twitter, "Tremendous success tonight".

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.

Some hurt worse than others.

In his campaign rallies, Trump had said that he was on the ballot and made it a referendum on his almost two years rule.

She told PBS her troops will "certainly honor our responsibility as oversight of the executive branch".

If they do indeed gain significant majorities, Democrats have talked about a broad health-care expansion, new environmental legislation and possibly a tax on capital gains.

The president bet big on a xenophobic closing message, warning of an immigrant "invasion" that promised to spread violent crime and drugs across the nation. But he will have to deal with a GOP-controlled Senate, as well as President Trump's potential veto pen.

Trump wasn't the only one who put his reputation on the ballot.

Kobach had built a national profile as an advocate of tough immigration policies and strict voter photo ID laws. This small error, along with the fact that some undecided voters unexpectedly voted for Trump, handed him the electoral college.

President keeping it low key on midterm Election Day following a busy campaign season; Kevin Corke reports from the White House.

Miloscia, a former Democrat turned moderate Republican, on Tuesday trailed Democrat Claire Wilson, president of the Federal Way School District Board, by about 6 points.

Trump's scorched-earth campaigning came to define the 2018 campaign.

Americans voted enthusiastically, with long lines quickly forming at polling stations from NY to California and from Missouri to Georgia.

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