Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Democrats Will Likely Reclaim Control Of The House Of Representatives

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Russell Knight | 07 November, 2018, 08:16

"The Fox News Decision Desk can now project that Democrats will take control of the House of Representatives for the first time in eight years", tweeted Chief Political Anchor Bret Baier.

REUTERS/Andrew Kelly A person arrives as early morning voting opens for the midterm election at P.S. 140 in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., November 6, 2018. But Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum failed in his bid to become the first black governor of Florida, conceding to Republican Ron DeSantis.

In Virginia's 7th District, a Republican-leaning area near Richmond, Republican Rep. Dave Brat was in a tight race with Democrat Abigail Spanberger, a former Central Intelligence Agency officer. Ted Cruz held off Democrat Beto O'Rourke. In one result that did not come as a surprise, former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney won a Senate seat in Utah.

In Indiana, Trump-backed businessman Mike Braun defeated Democratic incumbent Joe Donnelly. Marsha Blackburn, who called herself a "hardcore, card-carrying conservative", became the first female senator ever elected from Tennessee. Joe Donnelly in IN and Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota. Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota. His approval rating - 39% in the latest CNN poll - is within the range where the President's party typically suffers heavy losses on Capitol Hill.

The Democrats' investigative course depends in part on the actions of Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is looking at connections between Russian Federation and Trump's 2016 campaign. His connection with his most loyal fans remains so intense that some pundits believe he could help the GOP pull off a surprise.

It was the first national election in the United States since the 2016 race in which Russian Federation interfered, according to US intelligence agencies, with a campaign of hacking and propaganda to sow discord, harm the Democratic presidential candidate and boost Trump's chances.

There will be probes into the president's financial dealings, more on his connections to Russian Federation, inspections of the questionable policies and practices of some Cabinet members, and, says the next Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, "a deep dive" into ties between the United States and Saudi Arabia.

With that in mind, unusually high voter turnout could be a good sign for them.

Former vice president Joe Biden, often touted as a possible Democratic candidate to take on Trump in 2020, said he'd have been "dumbfounded" not to win the House.

Trump is still trusting his feel for what voters want to hear.

The two spoke Tuesday night.

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Immigration, which has been Mr Trump's main focus in the final days of campaigning, is a distant second at 23 percent.

According to Michael McDonald of the US Elections Project, 38.4 million Americans cast their ballots early this time compared with 27.4 million in the 2014 midterm. "So, something is happening", Trump told reporters on Monday, shrugging off suggestions that Democrats had the momentum.

Democrats were favored to win more House seats than they now have, and they needed an overall gain of 23 to retake the House majority. The requests cover a range of issues, from the rollout of the Muslim travel ban, to documents detailing the response to Hurricane Maria, the administration's refusal to defend the Affordable Health Care Act in court, and administration use of chartered flights.

Both sides agree, at least privately, that Republicans are strongly favored to keep control of the Senate, where the electoral map is highly favorable to them.

"One election won't eliminate racism, sexism or homophobia", Obama said during an appearance in Florida.

All 435 seats in the House, 35 seats in the 100-member Senate and 36 of the 50 state governorships were up for grabs.

History was in the making in several states, as Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib became the first Muslim woman elected to Congress and Democrat Ayanna Pressley became the first black woman elected to the House from MA.

The NAACP in Georgia won a last-ditch lawsuit to extend voting hours in Georgia, where voter suppression has plagued the race.

"We have already seen a huge turnout, people out and about knocking on doors, making sure everybody gets out there, but I think turnout will be very, very high", Democratic candidate Katie Porter, who is running in Irvine, California, against two-term Republican incumbent Mimi Walters, told AFP.

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are watching the results at the White House with friends and family.

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