Democrats strike first as polls close in most U.S. states
Democrats strike first as polls close in most U.S. states
Voters cast their ballots in Streetsboro
08 November, 2018, 21:46
Anxious Republicans privately expressed confidence in their narrow Senate majority but feared the House was slipping away. If Bredesen wins, he'll be Tennessee's first Democrat Senator since Al Gore in the early 1990s.
Jennifer Wexton, a Democratic state lawmaker, was ahead of two-term Republican incumbent Barbara Comstock by 57% to 43% in their suburban northern Virginia district that Hillary Clinton won in 2016, NBC reported.
But memories of Trump's shock 2016 election win are still fresh and strategists from both parties distrust the polls so no one can say for sure what will happen on what promises to be a long, tense night.
In Virginia's 7th District, a Republican-leaning area near Richmond, Republican Representative Dave Brat was trailing Democrat Abigail Spanberger, a former Central Intelligence Agency officer.
If the Republicans should lose control of either house, it could result in a very serious obstacle to Donald Trump's remaining years in office.
In southern Oregon, Democrat Jeff Golden, a river guide and public television production manager, edged Republican Jessica Gomez to take Republican Sen. While the Republican president is not on the ballot, the campaign has been indeed largely about him, with Democrats missing no opportunity to tear into the administration's immigration policies, branding the president racist and even comparing him to Osama bin Laden.
Americans have started voting in critical midterm elections that mark the first major voter test of Donald Trump's presidency, with control of Congress at stake.
But mid-morning he tweeted to knock down what he said were rumors that Republican Senate candidate Josh Hawley left the arena in Cape Girardeau, Mo., where Trump held a rally to support him. Voters agree. Two-thirds of those casting ballots said their vote was about Trump, according to preliminary exit polls posted by CNN. His supporters were also very motivated to head to the polls to ensure Trump can continue to make the changes they want for America. "The President has energized a staggering number of Americans at packed arenas and in overflow crowds at rallies across the country", Sanders said.
Polls in most states close between 6pm and 8pm (local time) with official results expected in the hours after that.
Problems with voting machines were preventing some Americans from casting ballots in a dozen states, U.S. rights advocates said, following complaints about registration problems, faulty equipment and intimidation they had received throughout early balloting.
Voters between the ages of 18 and 34 backed Democrats by 62 percent to 34 percent, up from 2014 when 54 percent backed Democrats and 36 percent supported Republicans.
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But with his party losing its majority in the House, the results represented a bitter setback for Trump after a campaign that became a referendum on his leadership.
Today, voters are turning out to elect Republican candidates not just for themselves, but for the future of their country, the future of their families, the future of their businesses and the future of their pocketbooks. The Republicans have a majority in the House with 235 congresspeople to 193 Democrats.
The White House has been stressing the historical headwinds it faced: In the last three decades, 2002 was the only midterm election when the party holding the White House gained Senate seats.
She forecasts Democratic victories across the country, but with a small overall margin of victory.
"We're going to win, based on data", Pelosi of California said at the Democratic campaign headquarters in Washington. Cruz is expected to keep his seat in the Senate, but a win for O'Rourke would send a real signal to Republicans that their "safe" seats aren't as safe as they think. In both Senate and House races, Democrats have focused heavily on health care and protecting people with pre-existing medical conditions. About three-quarters of the registered voters named health care as in important issue to their vote, according to recent Pew research. Ted Cruz fended off Rep. Beto O'Rourke, the well-financed liberal darling, and Tennessee, where Rep. Marsha Blackburn prevailed.
Democrats Joe Manchin in West Virginia and Tammy Baldwin in Wisconsin won their Senate re-election bids, both states Trump won in 2016. "I think it's about the character of the country", he said in Wilmington, Delaware, where he voted. He said since Trump has been president, he 's hired two more employees for his six-person company.
"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.
The president's strategy of emphasizing divisive issues such as immigration appeared to backfire on Republican candidates in suburban swing districts that determined control of the House.
Now we're getting to the some of the nation's marquee races: the initial returns from the Texas US Senate race, plus four competitive US House races in New Jersey and another eight in Pennsylvania.
The campaign will be the most expensive midterm in history, projected by the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics to exceed $5 billion.
The written reasons explaining the commission's decision show that both Mourinho and the FA employed Portuguese language experts. Manchester United legend Gary Neville has slammed the FA for appealing against Jose Mourinho 's charge being dismissed.
He said: "If it's meddling to worry about the inner cities as I did 40 years ago, then if that's meddling I'm proud of it". Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70 will be shown in the United Kingdom on BBC One on Thursday, November 8th 2018 at 9 pm.
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Slashfilm reports the film , entitled Greenbriar , will follow the story of Heisenberg's tortured lackey Jesse Pinkman . However, it is unclear if Bryan Cranston's character White will be making an appearance in the movie.
Three states could elect their first African-American governors, while several others were running LGBT candidates and Muslims. Democrats are hoping to achieve a "mid-term wave" - a sweeping victory that changes the shape of the political map in the US.
The Prime Minister was addressing the "Rata Rakina Jana Mahimaya" public protest rally at the Parliament Junction, Battaramulla. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has announced that the country's Parliament will be reconvened on November 14.
The account, however, has now been regained following the removal of the malicious tweets and any mentions of Elon Musk . Twitter actually locked Musk's account for some time, believing it had actually been compromised.
That number is high enough that the team would likely either release Bell into free agency or place the transition tag on him. He rushed for 1,291 yards with nine touchdowns over 15 games in 2017 with the Steelers, his fifth year in Pittsburgh.
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It remains to be seen in the coming days if it will live up to the hype it has created and if it will do well at the box office. He termed the movie as a formula-ridden plot, and a screenplay of convenience, with shoddy direction being the main culprits.
Boeing to issue safety warning to pilots for 737 Max jets
And in this case the procedure for dealing with the problem it is what is called a "memory item" - pilot's commit them to memory. However, the Times noted, there has been no evidence of widespread problems with airspeed indicators in the Max 8 fleet.
Porsche tests new version of a sports coupe 911
Porsche has tested the 911's limits in all kinds of extreme conditions, including temperatures below 30 degrees Fahrenheit. The Porsche Connect system differed from country to country, so its testing was very resource-intensive.
Pipe bomb suspect scheduled for Election Day court hearing
Sayoc is an ardent Trump supporter, and planned his attacks at least three months in advance, according to The New York Times . Sayoc's lawyer, Sarah Baumgartel, didn't fight the request and may make an application for bail at a later date.
Tesla appoints Robyn Denholm to replace Elon Musk as chair
A Tesla spokesman said Ms Denholm would receive an annual cash retainer of $300,000, with $8000 in stock options annually. As part of Musk's settlement with the SEC, Tesla also has to monitor his Twitter posts if they relate to the firm.
Virat Kohli lashes out at fan
In an unusual off-field action, Virat Kohli was unstoppable yet again in the video available on his newly released app. In response, Kohli said, "Okay, I don't think you should live in India then. you should go and live somewhere else no".
America's pink wave: women win Congress record
Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of MI , both Democrats, will be the first Muslim-American women to serve in the House. Like Ocasio-Cortez, Pressley cast her election as part of a need for better representation in the era of the #MeToo movement.
Ten Years And $300 Million? Not Good Enough, Says Bryce Harper
Even though Harper is still only 26, a 14-year deal with an average annual value of $30 million per season felt a bit excessive. But no position player has ever earned an average annual value of more than $27.5 million (Alex Rodriguez and Yoenis Cespedes).
Stinky durian fruit grounds Indonesian passenger plane
The flight, which was scheduled to take off at 10.40am was subsequently delayed by an hour while the fruit was removed. In April, the stench of rotting durian in a library at Melbourne's RMIT University led to a mass evacuation.
Democrats seize US House in rebuke to Trump
Pennsylvania looked particularly daunting for Republicans after redistricting and a rash of retirements put several seats in play. In total, Trump had held 26 rallies since October, embracing Democrats' attempts to make the election a referendum on his agenda.
Woman Charged in Deadly Park Slope Crash Dies
Abigail's pregnant mom, Tony-winning actress Ruthie Ann Miles , later lost her near-term baby . The note said in part: "I'm sorry, I can't do this anymore", according to a police source.