Published: Thu, November 08, 2018
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

Democrats win control of the House as Republicans take Senate

Democrats win control of the House as Republicans take Senate

The House was also getting its first two Muslim women, MA elected its first black congresswoman, and Tennessee got its first female senator.

Mr Trump-backed businessman Mike Braun's win came as Republicans clung to delicate majorities in the House and Senate, and an anxious nation watched to see whether voters would reward or reject the party in the first nationwide election of Mr Trump's turbulent presidency. Democrats were able to ride opposition to Trump to wins in more Democratic-leaning states like NY and deep-red states like Oklahoma.

A simple House majority would be enough to impeach Trump if evidence surfaces that he obstructed justice or that his 2016 campaign colluded with Russian Federation.

Trump sought to take credit for retaining the GOP's Senate majority, even as the party lost control of the House.

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.

"Lavrov also reiterated Moscow's position that it is not meddling in US elections".

Despite his party losing the House, Trump wrote on Twitter,"Tremendous success tonight". Republicans flipped several Senate seats on Tuesday, with wins by Josh Hawley over Sen.

Trump tweeted late Tuesday, seemingly choosing to focus on the Senate results. He finished his final midterm campaign stretch on Monday with three rallies.

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.

Democrats won contested House races in Florida and Virginia, while a Republican beat back an aggressive challenge in Kentucky.

If the numbers hold, Democrats would pick up seven seats in the House and two in the Senate.

In the Senate, centrist Democrats from states that Trump won in 2016 such as Joe Donnelly in IN and Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota were replaced by conservative Republicans who may credit their victories to the president.

Some of the campaign's biggest Democratic stars lost.

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The marquee governor's race in Florida was a nail-biter, and it eventually went to the Trump-aligned Republican candidate Ron DeSantis, who squeaked past Andrew Gillum by about one percentage point.

Whether or not the night constitutes a "blue wave" for Democrats is unclear given the mixed results overall and the typical losses for the president's party, but the split Congress will make life more hard for the president.

His highest approval of these states is West Virginia, oddly enough, where slightly more than three-in-five approve of the job he's doing as President, but Democrat Joe Manchin was able to keep his seat. Still, Republican voters tended to be overwhelmingly supportive of the president.

"It's not about Democrats and Republicans at this point", she told volunteers in Pima County.

History was on the Democrats' side in the House. Yet a Democratic House could also give Trump a rare chance for bipartisan deal-making as he gears up for re-election.

A record number of candidates identifying as "LGBT" ran for office this election cycle, and several of them will soon take office.

If Democrats do win the House, they are expected to launch investigations into Mr Trump's administration and business affairs, from tax returns to potential conflicts of interest, while thwarting his legislative agenda.

The results create a divided Capitol Hill next year and mean President Trump's plans for new tax cuts, tougher immigration legislation and changes to the Affordable Care Act will be blocked. And they would claim subpoena power to investigate Trump's personal and professional shortcomings. "All the GOP has is the other half of Congress, the Supreme Court, and a president who does whatever he wants".

As more and more GOP seats look vulnerable, Republicans fear that their House majority might be eliminated on Election Day.

Investors often favour Washington gridlock because it preserves the status quo and reduces uncertainty, even though many investors this time around had been hoping for a continuation of the Republican agenda.

With control of Congress and statehouses across the nation at stake, numerous nation's top elections were too close to call. "You know what I say?"

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