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2018 midterm elections: Trump tweet calls night 'Tremendous success'

09 November, 2018, 09:08 | Author: Ted Wilson
  • Democrats will capture US House of Representatives Fox News projects

In the Senate, where Republicans were heavily favored to keep control heading into Tuesday's voting, Republican Mike Braun captured incumbent Joe Donnelly's seat in IN and Republican Kevin Cramer beat incumbent Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota. They won two seats in Florida, knocking off two incumbents there, and have won three seats in Pennsylvania, where court-ordered redistricting made the terrain more favorable to Democrats.

In south Florida, former Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala defeated Republican Maria Elvira Salazar.

The BBC's USA partner network CBS projects the Democrats will win the 23 seats they need to take over the lower chamber of Congress.

In the one of the most eagerly-anticipated United States midterm elections in recent memory, the Democrats were on course to gain the 23 seats they needed to capture the Republican-held House.

Maybe the "blue wave" turned out to be a "blue ripple", Seth Meyers said on Late Night, "but hey, if you've been in the desert for two years, a little splash of water feels like a damn tsunami".

"Should Republicans lose the House, Sanders says the president's agenda is not going to change".

Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, has won election to US Senate from Utah, as expected.

Polls have closed across the East Coast, but the results in some of the most closely watched races remain too close to call. A separate Rasmussen poll suggested a repeat of the 2016 upset delivered by the so-called silent majority.

And, as The New York Times pointed out, Mr Trump is counting on his negative campaigning to bring out his supporters. Immediately following the primary, the president came in and unified the party. And Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, another potential 2020 contender, also won her race.

In total, Trump had held 26 rallies since October, embracing Democrats' attempts to make the election a referendum on his agenda.

Millions of Americans voted Tuesday, and results have been projected in several races in the USA midterms, the critical first nationwide election seen as a referendum on Donald Trump's presidency. He's campaigned for dozens of candidates at all levels of government. She cited Mike Braun, who unseated Senate Democratic incumbent Joe Donnelly in IN and helped cement a Republican majority in the upper chamber, and who benefited from three Trump rallies on his behalf.

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Trump spent election night watching returns with family and friends at the White House, his shadow looming large over the results.

"In this election, they sought to energise groups that Clinton did not: young voters, Latinos, African Americans and infrequent voters", the daily said.

Speaker Joe Straus, a San Antonio Republican who ousted a fellow Republican with help from House Democrats in 2009, is retiring.

On the other side of the country, in Atlanta, Georgia, voters waited in line for almost two hours to cast ballots, according to local media reports. In addition, 36 states and three territories are holding gubernatorial elections. "They're not waiting. They're putting this marker down".

Still, nearly 7 in 10 said the economy was in good shape, and those who said their personal finances were in better shape now than two years ago outnumbered those who believed their finances were worse off, according to the polling.

At a poll site in Atlanta, voters waited in the rain in long lines that stretched around the building.

"Thanks to you, tomorrow will be a new day in America", she said standing alongside other Democratic House leaders.

Twenty-five percent described health care and immigration as the most important issues in the election, according to AP VoteCast, a national survey of the electorate.

The verdicts in the House and Senate were based on incomplete results as vote counting continued across the country and some states were still voting in a congressional election cast as an unofficial referendum on Trump.

At a polling station in Arlington, Virginia, head election officer William Harkins said "it's a very good turnout".

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