USA midterm elections: Polls open in key vote on Trump presidency

USA midterm elections: Polls open in key vote on Trump presidency

Panelo, the son of a Mexican immigrant, said migrants shouldn't be demonised, but he stopped short of criticising the president, and plans to vote for Republican candidates who could help push Trump's agenda.

Republicans are expected to retain their slight majority in the US Senate, now at two seats, which would let them retain the power to approve US Supreme Court and other judicial nominations on straight party-line votes.

"For many Americans, the Great Recession brought dark days we will never forget - and never want to repeat".

"So ultimately, if we're going to have a smaller team I think we're going to have a more united team", he says. Given the stakes for his presidency, he might as well be. However, they show that the Senate should remain majority Republican.

As of Monday night, the elections prediction website FiveThirtyEight guessed that Democrats had a almost 80-percent chance of winning the House of Representatives.

In Indiana and in Missouri, Trump invited Sanders and counselor Kellyanne Conway on stage to speak along with his daughter Ivanka Trump.

"In the end, we hold the House because of the strong economy", the Louisiana Republican told The Associated Press on the eve of Election Day.

Americans began casting votes early today to determine the balance of power in the US Congress and shape the future of US Donald Trump's presidency. Hundreds of millions were spent by the parties, supplemented by more money from outside groups, to frame the debate.

But Democrats are hoping to take control of at least the House of Representatives, giving them the opportunity to derail Trump's legislative agenda, and give them power to expand investigations into his personal and professional conduct.

Should they take the House, Democrats are already plotting to reopen the House Intelligence Committee's investigation into Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation.

Trump is being seen as a man who fosters the economy and does not impose taxes on all to support the welfare measures for the poorer.

In the final sprint to Election Day, Trump has pushed forward with rallies amid news events that would have halted previous leaders - holding a massive event in IL the same day a gunman massacred 11 people in a Pittsburgh synagogue.

His ability to govern in the final two years of his term will hinge upon the outcome.

What time do polls close? . "The Democrats still essentially have no path to the majority without winning one of these three states: North Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas, and the Republicans retain what appear to be edges in all three". She was expected to lose to political newcomer Jennifer Wexton. But 23 is no sure thing: polls suggest their leads are narrow in numerous seats that could push them into the mid-20s or even the mid-30s.

About a half-hour later, he gave GOP Rep. Peter King a shout-out. They are also poised to make history with the number of LGBT candidates and Muslims up and down the ballot.

Voters cast their ballots for Early Voting at the Los Angeles County Registrar's Office in Norwalk, California. Those who won't - and a numerical majority are expected to reject the GOP - are already suspect in the eyes of the Trump establishment.

Democrats are drawing strength from women and college-educated voters in general, who swung decidedly against Trump since his election. Democrats also could flip several congressional seats in the state. But Democrats are on offense in Nevada, the one competitive state that Clinton carried with a GOP Senate incumbent.

Of the 35 Senate seats that are facing polls, 26 were held by the Democrats.

USA voters headed to the polls Tuesday in critical midterm elections.

Democratic candidates for the House of Representatives have raised $649m (£500m) from individual donors, more than double the $312m tally for the Republicans. "For the past two years, we've watched this administration attack and undermine our democratic institutions and values".

I have no doubt that putting Trump and goodness knows how many of his associates, cronies, hangers-on, and toadies through years of pointless hearings will be satisfying for some earnest partisans.

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