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Republicans maintain grip on the US Senate in midterm vote

10 November 2018

"What this election doesn't change is that without the USA, we will not be able to solve problems in an ever more complicated world". It is the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tufts University, not "Civil Learning".

He said that "two can play that game!" The House impeaches presidents, but the Senate votes on whether to remove an impeached president from office.

Momentum appeared quickly after polls closed at 7 p.m.in several states and a Virginia congressional district switched from GOP control to Democratic, the first of three gains in the Old Dominion.

Pelosi, confident of Democrats winning the House, is hoping for a "decisive" majority, some 230 seats, and optimistic she will again be elected speaker.

Trump said Democrats and Republicans should set aside partisanship to work together for the American people.

The big victor could be the stock market overall as a hamstrung government leaves in place much of what President Donald Trump has accomplished, but also keeps in check on some of his more extreme actions like trade battles. Ballots will still be counted in close races for days, if not weeks, to come. Among the 76 Republican candidates for House, Senate and governor endorsed by Trump on Twitter where the races have been called, there were mixed results.

In the 36 gubernatorial contests, Democrats won governorships in several states that supported Trump in 2016 but lost high-profile races in Florida and Ohio. "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.

Hultgren had won his last election by 18 points.

The trend was similar in battleground Florida, where voting increased 33 percent over 2014.

And a rising star Beto O'Rouke was defeated in his race against Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas.

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The president took a tougher tone toward Democrats in general Wednesday morning, threatening to fight back against new investigations. With 99% reporting, Nelson earned 4,039,498 votes - over 42,000 more votes than Gillum.

Chairing the committees - where they are now the highest-ranking Democrats - will give these Democrats the power to demand documents and testimony from White House officials and figures in Trump's campaign team and businesses, and to issue subpoenas if needed. While the election served in some ways to consolidate Republican sentiment under the Trump banner, Democrats, with their new House majority, face some major internal disagreements, if not struggles.

While embattled Democratic Senators Like Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Donnelly of IN fell, Democrats picked up a seat IN Nevada as Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen defeated incumbent GOP Sen.

Tufts found evidence that young voters played a significant role in defeating Nevada Sen. Further, the Republicans' House losses (projected to be somewhat north of 35 seats) were considerably fewer than the losses sustained by Bill Clinton two years into his presidency (54 seats) and sustained by Barack Obama at the same point in his (63 seats).

The data left little doubt as to what caused the surge in enthusiasm. The Democrats made only slight inroads in Trump country, where they tried to win back white working-class voters.

The Trump Senate effect might wind up even greater if incumbent Democratic Sen.

In the Senate, Republicans expanded their majority, which Trump declared a "tremendous success". 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. Iowa also posted its highest-ever midterm turnout, with 1.3 million voters casting ballots, almost matching its 1.5 million turnout in 2016.

"I think the White House and the RGA and the National Republican Senatorial Committee and certainly Ron DeSantis and Rick Scott are very grateful tonight that the rapture didn't happen before the early voting began because if it had, they would have lost in a landslide", explained Reed. "These people helped create finally a divided government - and a check on the president".

Republicans maintain grip on the US Senate in midterm vote