Published: Fri, November 09, 2018
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

Joe Biden to lead 2020 Democratic race for White House

Joe Biden to lead 2020 Democratic race for White House

Ballots will still be counted in close races for days, if not weeks, to come. He's confirmed so many circuit judgesmany of whom are strongly anti-abortion, anti-LGBTQ rights and anti-voting rights, and almost all of whom are ideologues handpicked by the conservative Federalist Society ― that 1 in 7 seats on the US circuit courts are now filled by judges nominated by Trump.

Despite the advertisement of a fierce blue wave from the left, President Trump and the GOP weathered the steady light rain quite well.

"The data are clear that the state is evenly divided but the Legislature has massive majorities for one party because they rigged the maps", said Sachin Chheda, director of the Fair Election Project, which organized the lawsuit.

West Wing aides are bracing for a number of investigations, including probes into whether Trump's business was profiting off his presidency and looking at his administration's move to separate migrant children from their families.

Although it might seem unlikely in the current political climate, Democrats should also be open to the possibility that, faced with a Democratic House, Trump might be willing to negotiate across party lines on matters such as immigration reform, expenditures on infrastructure or even healthcare policy.

"Our concern is, of course, that they will interfere and say the President's above the law", Pelosi said.

Senate Republicans are in a good position to pick up as many as three seats once all the midterm election votes have been counted.

Both parties have changed, he said.

But they missed in Florida, where Andrew Gillum conceded a race he narrowly lost, and OH, where first-time candidate Richard Cordray fell short against veteran Mike DeWine. Voter participation rates jumped by around 10 points in both states. "I don't want to comment on that, otherwise I will run the risk of being accused of interfering in their midterm election", foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters.

There have been swings of 24 seats or more in half of the midterm elections since 1994.

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And a rising star Beto O'Rouke was defeated in his race against Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. But in states where it mattered most for Senate races, he had higher support.

"Every Coloradan, whether you are a Democrat, Independent or Republican, has reason to celebrate", state Sen.

Nineteen of the incoming House Democratic freshmen were endorsed by the outspoken Pelosi critic through his Serve America PAC - and Moulton says many of these congressional newbies are committed to voting for new leaders in the House.

Speaking with CNN's Chris Cuomo later Thursday night, Pelosi also stressed that bipartisan legislation would "save many lives".

The nationwide tally from the midterm elections heavily favored Democrats, whose House candidates in 2018 received almost 6 million more votes than their Republican counterparts - more than twice the 2.8 million margin that Hillary Clinton claimed over Trump in the popular vote in 2016.

And she has "total" confidence that she will do so - despite many newly elected House Democrats distancing themselves from her during their campaigns.

Governors - who head the executive branch in state governments - have been chosen in 36 out of 50 states. "And all that evidence is in play in April".

The Democratic sweep should end an era of highly charged partisan discord that was dominated by outgoing Republican Gov. Paul LePage and his prolific use of the veto. House Speaker Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, who won re-election to her House District 48 seat with almost 80 percent of the vote, said Democrats believed they would hold 89 seats once the final tallies are in.

"While the GOP attempts to divide and distract the public from their tax scam for the rich and their assault on Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and people with pre-existing conditions, Democrats across the country are focused on bringing people together", Nancy said in a letter to her colleagues, per NBC News. That's the Trump we've all come to know and...tolerate.

Turnout broke records for midterm elections in Midwestern battlegrounds such as Wisconsin and Iowa, though with conflicting results. The estimated 114 million people who turned out to vote was within shouting distance of the 137 million who voted in 2016.

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