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

We Will Keep Congress. Here's Why

The approach has drawn a push back from some in his party, with Paul Ryan, the top Republican in the House, reportedly urging Mr Trump to focus more on the booming USA economy, which has surpassed 3 per cent growth.

Three states could elect their first African-American governors, while several others are running LGBT candidates and Muslims.

When Blackburn took the stage briefly, she told supporters, "If you want to vote no to Hillary Clinton and her cronies one more time, stand with me".

One in 4 Americans lives in the 125 congressional districts where no party is widely seen having a lock on Tuesday's vote.

However, after an election campaign marred by extremist violence, opponents called the polls a chance to curtail a president they accuse of deliberately stirring racism and social division in the search for votes.

But while the results may reveal weaknesses in the Republican coalition, midterm elections are very different than presidential years.

Democrats are getting some high-profile campaigners to help them, including former President Barack Obama, who rallied voters in his home state of IL.

GOP Whip Steve Scalise said the president's rallies were building momentum and with the economy a selling point, he predicted his party would retain a slim majority. "This compares to the mid- to high 20s for most weeks during President Obama's past year in office".

President Trump speaks at rally in Missouri on November 5
But, approximately 12 hours after Hannity posted his tweet, he was campaigning on stage with Trump . Hannity himself had tweeted: "To be clear, I will not be on stage campaigning with the president".


Democrats for months have been favored by forecasters to win control of the House, where they need to net 23 seats to secure a majority.

All 435 seats in the U.S. House were up for re-election, although fewer than 90 were considered competitive.

Some 182 Republican incumbents are defending House seats in districts Trump won in 2016.

Almost as soon as the polls close on Tuesday night, Pelosi will face another campaign: One to keep her job as the Democratic leader in the House.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said during a recent interview that Democrats need to be able to "take a punch and throw a punch" once they retake Congress on Tuesday. This practice of manipulating constituency maps to gain political advantage was first practiced by MA governor Elbridge Gerry.

Polls show Democrats have a strong chance of retaking the House on Tuesday, but they shouldn't open the champagne yet-even if they do win, it could take weeks to be confirmed, according to a New York Times analysis.

"Multiple aides to Mr. Trump said they were bracing for a staff shake-up, particularly if the losses were massive".

Some Democrats have already vowed to force the release of his tax returns.

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New Zealand opened their autumn campaign by beating Japan 31-69 in Tokyo on Saturday, with a mainly second-string side. Jones also believes rugby games should have two referees in light of the increasing number of controversial decisions.


Meanwhile his staff has begun preparations to deal with a flood of subpoenas that could arrive next year from Democrat-controlled committees and the White House counsel's office has been trying to attract seasoned lawyers to field oversight inquiries.

"The reasonable range of outcomes in the Senate still seems fairly wide, with a bigger GOP gain possible, or no gain at all or even a Democratic gain", they explained.

Abrams slammed Kemp as a "bald-faced liar" who abused his powers as the sitting secretary of state when he suggested over the weekend, without offering evidence, that the Georgia Democratic Party tampered with the state's online voter database. They are also poised to make history with the number of LGBT candidates and Muslims up and down the ballot.

Races to watch include Democrat Beto O'Rourke's challenge to Senator Ted Cruz in traditionally deep-Republican Texas.

Democrats were most optimistic about the House, a sprawling battlefield set largely in America's suburbs where more educated and affluent voters in both parties have soured on Trump's turbulent presidency, despite the strength of the national economy. It was widely expected that if the GOP padded its current two-seat majority, it would do so only modestly. For Gregoire and Kanter - and for voters across the country - the election represents something far greater than whatever Senate and House races appear on their ballots.

Democrats boast record diversity on the ballot.

Here comes the first big wave of races - nearly 30 competitive House races, five competitive Senate races and seven big ones for governor.

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