Democrats Gain Control of House of Representatives, Projected Election Results Show

Youth turnout could hold the key in the US mid terms and threaten Trump's hold on Congress

Why young Democrats hold the key to threatening Donald Trump's hold on Congress

Donald Trump, his Republicans and their Democratic rivals steeled themselves for a final frenzied day of campaigning Monday on the eve of contentious USA midterm elections, when voters render their verdict on the president's first two years in office.

Republican Strategist and TV news personality Ford O'Connell, however, said that while historical precedent is in Democrats' favor, "the only question here is whether the Republicans in the House can minimize their losses and hold onto the House by a sliver".

They also could force Trump to scale back his legislative ambitions, possibly dooming his promises to fund a border wall with Mexico, pass a second major tax-cut package or carry out his hardline policies on trade.

"There's only one explanation for that: Donald Trump". Republicans, meanwhile, kept control of the Senate. Tuesday's elections are the first major ones to take place in the USA since Russian Federation targeted state election systems during the 2016 presidential race and ran disinformation campaigns with divisive content on Facebook and Twitter. Moscow denies meddling and Trump denies any collusion. Considering where in the country results have been returned, the make-up of the two chambers before the elections and what was expected, our political and data team will make a call on which of the five emotions we reckon Trump will be feeling at that time.

Critics, including members of Trump's own party, have condemned the commercial as racially divisive.

Democrats need a net gain of 23 seats to take control of the House.

It also will test Trump's ability to compromise, something he has shown little interest in over the last two years with Republicans controlling both chambers of Congress.

Before heading to Missouri, Trump will also visit IN to campaign for Republican Senate candidate Mike Braun, who is locked IN a dead heat against Democratic Sen.

Many Democrats, already benefiting from anti-Trump enthusiasm, focused on bread-and-butter issues like maintaining health insurance protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions and safeguarding the Social Security retirement and Medicare healthcare programmes for senior citizens.

Christopher Galdieri, an assistant professor at Saint Anselm College, said Democrats "have been fired up about 2018 since shortly after the 2016 election".

In Indiana, Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly, 63, has a small lead over his Republican challenger Mike Braun, a 64-year-old businessman, in a state which Trump won by 19 points in 2016.

Some of the biggest Democratic stars of the campaign season were struggling.

Democrats faced a far more hard challenge in the Senate, where they were nearly exclusively on defense in rural states where Trump remains popular.

To rub it in, Republicans conducted what came to be called the "bloody shirt campaign", reminding voters that maybe not every Democrat was a rebel but every rebel was a Democrat.

The White House has been stressing the historical headwinds it faced: In the last three decades, 2002 was the only midterm election when the party holding the White House gained Senate seats.

Problems with voting machines prevented Americans from casting ballots in a dozen states, U.S. rights advocates said, following complaints about registration problems, faulty equipment and intimidation they have received throughout early balloting.

Facebook also blocked about 115 user accounts after United States authorities tipped it off to suspicious behaviour that may be linked to a foreign entity, the company said hours voting began.

Voter turnout could be the highest for a midterm election in 50 years, experts predicted.

"In the case of Justice Kavanaugh.for the sake of argument that he lied, I don't believe there is any evidence that he did." the judge said. Without another Democratic victory, it seems, Democrats will remain the minority in the Senate.

But in the Senate most of the seats being contested are now held by Democrats.

Sanders said candidates who welcomed Trump did better at the polls.

Rep. Maxine Waters, who has urged people to get in the faces of Trump administration officials in public could become chairman of the House Financial Services Committee.

"This is the single most important off-year election of my lifetime".

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