Trump frames midterms as 'tremendous success'

Trump frames midterms as 'tremendous success'

A turbulent election season that has tested President Donald Trump's slash-and-burn political style against the strength of the Democratic resistance comes to a close as Americans cast ballots in the first national election of the Trump era. VoteCast debuted Tuesday and is a survey of more than 120,000 voters and nonvoters conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago.

However, thunderstorms are forecast for Tuesday along the eastern coast, as well as snowstorms in the Midwest, which could affect turnout. And in three other cases, the Republicans picked up the House or the Senate from the Democrats. Trump, the GOP's chief messenger, warned that significant Democratic victories would trigger devastating consequences.

Opposition to Trump proved to be more a motivating factor for Democrats than support for the president a factor for Republicans. He added: "The Democrat agenda is a socialist nightmare".

Getty Democrats may be poised to take the House after the 2018 midterms, but that doesn't necessarily mean a Trump impeachment is that much more likely than it was before. She also said that if Republicans should lose the House, Democrats should try to work across the aisle. "It's an awakening of the Democratic Party".

Donald Trump faces greater restraints on his presidency after Democrats won control of the US House of Representatives and pledged to hold the Republican accountable after a tumultuous two years in the White House. And they would claim subpoena power to investigate Trump's personal and professional shortcomings.

Some Democrats have vowed to force the release of his tax returns. Tammy Baldwin held off a challenge from Republican Leah Vukmir, but her fellow Democrats Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Claire McCaskill of Missouri were defeated by their Republican opponents. The infamous excitement that we saw among people throughout 2016 is the same energy that has been seen across the country at rallies leading up to today's midterm elections.

If ever there was an off-year election for younger voters to break tradition, this is it.

Trump spent the day at the White House, tweeting, making calls, monitoring the races and meeting with his political team.

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Trump's Republican coalition is increasingly older, whiter, more male and less likely to have a college degree. McAdams believes that Democrats failed to offer an "alternative narrative" and that might hurt them at the ballot box.

With Democrats largely predicted to flip the house, Trump has been on a campaigning rampage, headlining three rallies on Monday in a last-ditch effort to rally his voter base to vote Republican in countless key Senate and House races across the nation. Twenty-two states have never elected a woman as governor, and six states have female governors today.

"Thanks to you, tomorrow will be a new day in America", Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi told cheering Democrats at a Washington victory party, saying House Democrats would be a check on Trump.

"We've got to get down to work as soon as we are sworn in on January 3 and make some real change come about. we're going to have a lot of brand new members - many of whom will come from tough districts, many of them that never served in any elected office in their higher lives".

Bredesen is running against Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn for Tennessee's open U.S. Senate seat in the state's top race. The demographic shifts also reflect each party's closing argument.

The president has always been accused of stoking hatred as he courts white nationalists in the U.S., but his supporters have stood by him as Trump hosted massive rallies in several states in the lead-up to Tuesday's vote.

The Democratic candidates tried to stick to an economic message of lowering health care costs and investing in infrastructure to create jobs.

Goodstein called health care "the fundamental issue that separates the two parties". According to data compiled by The Associated Press, 237 women ran for the House as major-party candidates this year.

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This midterm election has generated a lot more heat and a lot more voter interest than previous midterms because in many ways it's a referendum on President Trump.

The Republican grip on high-profile governorships in Florida, Georgia and Wisconsin were at risk as well.

Seventeen Republican incumbents are defending House seats in districts that Democrat Hillary Clinton won in the 2016 presidential election.

"I'm not pleased with Trump's leadership at all".

"I think Trump is bad", Reynolds said. "I think he's preying upon people's fears", said Jay Hutchins, 49, a Democrat voting in Silver Spring, Maryland, said of Trump.

Carol Burton, another Democratic voter says she voted against the Republicans: "We need a curb on Trump, there won't be any checks on him if Republicans win".

He noted that creating civil rights for Americans, better health care and workers' wages - and also preventing them from being rolled back happens with actions at the polls.

Republicans "have actually brought the change", she said.

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