Friday, 16 November, 2018

Democrats reclaim US House

Democrats Win First Two Republican Held Seats In US Midterms NBC & Fox News: Democrats Will Likely Reclaim Control Of The House Of Representatives
Jeannette Daniel | 08 November, 2018, 04:35

Fox and NBC television networks called the result in the United States House of Representatives, while confirming expectations that Trump's Republicans will retain control of the Senate.

Blue-collar voters and rural America embraced his aggressive talk and stances.

With results still coming in, Democrats were on track to gain control of the House, while Republicans kept their Senate majority.

The State Senate District 20 seat will be controlled by Democrat Jessie Danielson as she has received 53.7 percent of the votes, while her opponent, Republican Christine Jensen, has received 43.33.

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, 78, is expected to be re-elected as Speaker of House of Representatives, which is equivalent to India's Lok Sabha. They also suffered a stinging loss in Florida, where Trump-backed Republican Ron DeSantis ended Democrat Andrew Gillum's bid to become the state's first African-American governor.

The 2018 elections also exposed an extraordinary political realignment in an electorate defined by race, gender, and education that could shape US politics for years to come. Like other Democrats across the country, Spanberger emphasized protecting people with pre-existing conditions from being denied coverage or charged more by insurers.

Record diversity on the ballot may have helped drive turnout. Women and people of colour made up almost 60% of Democratic House candidates. The House was also getting its first two Muslim women, MA elected its first black congresswoman, and Tennessee got its first female senator.

Sen. Joe Manchin was the lone Democrat to back Kavanaugh, and his yes vote is believed to have put him over the top in a hotly contested race.

Longer term, Texas Democrats know that any legislative or congressional pickups could be washed away if Republicans have unbridled power in Austin - and use the 2021 redistricting process to partisan advantage, as they did in 2011 and, before that, in an unusual mid-decade remapping, in 2003.

Pelosi, currently the House minority leader, will now be the majority leader after the newly elected members take oath. Joe Donnelly in Indiana, Josh Hawley defeated Democratic Sen.

In victory, The Washington Post said Democrats regained some of the confidence - although less of the power - they lost in 2016, when Trump won a surprise victory over Hillary Clinton.

That would give the Senate the role of blocking House-passed Democratic initiatives on everything from health care to the potential repeal of tax cuts on the wealthy that the GOP enacted previous year.

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"You see Americans come out and unanimously say they're proud of this president and what he has done in the two years". 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.

Some hurt worse than others.

Trump's racially tinged anti-immigrant rhetoric, while unpopular among college-educated urban and suburban voters, proved helpful in deeply conservative areas.

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

"I think that we're all still doing a lot of analysis and trying to determine where the voters came from, because the polling we had gave us a completely different indication", Jensen said on her race. She persuaded candidates to shut out the noise - "don't take the bait" - and stick with their legislative agenda of lowering health care costs, rebuilding the nation's infrastructure and delivering government reforms. Trump said in a brief tweet. This is someone the president went in and closed the deal for last night.

Trump did not care for the soft-focus ad, which notably did not mention him, according to a person familiar with the president's thinking who was not authorized to speak publicly.

Kobach had built a national profile as an advocate of tough immigration policies and strict voter photo ID laws.

The president found partial success despite his current job approval, set at 40 percent by Gallup, the lowest at this point of any first-term president in the modern era.

Democrats will pick up at least six and perhaps as many as 11 seats in the 150-member Texas House.

Democratic candidates jumped into races, motivated by opposition to the president's agenda and the GOP's proposed changes to health care.

Americans voted enthusiastically, with long lines quickly forming at polling stations from NY to California and from Missouri to Georgia.

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