Published: Fri, November 09, 2018
Health Care | By Gwendolyn Kim

Trump speaks about midterm election results

Trump speaks about midterm election results

The remaining 17 races were too close to project a victor Wednesday evening.

Libby said Democrats already were beginning to start conversations about how they would make good on their promises.

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But the rosiest expectations of some Democrats - that they could create a "blue wave" even when playing defense on the Senate map - proved unfounded.

The final week of rallies does appear to have paid off, with Republicans winning governor races in Florida and OH and Senate seats in Missouri, Tennessee and Indiana.

In a statement, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders called Acosta's behavior "absolutely unacceptable" and said his White House press pass would be suspended "until further notice".

In an indication of how the president's frightful rhetoric over migrant caravans marching toward the U.S. -Mexico border animated Republican base voters, immigration was top-of-mind for about 23 percent of voters, and they broke 78 percent to 20 percent for Republicans. He added, "Two can play that game!"

Instead, he could do something far bolder - namely, make moves to turn our interminable ideological stalemate into a genuine partisan realignment by dividing and conquering the new Democratic majority.

The political and practical stakes were sky-high.

Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib are the first Muslim women and Sharice Davids and Debra Haaland the first Native American women to be elected to Congress. Democrats Claire McCaskill, Joe Donnelly and Heidi Heitkamp were all defeated in their Republican leaning states.

It would require making an overture to the incoming Democratic majority in the House, proposing an agenda to give an added boost to American workers and the infrastructure that serves as the backbone of American industry.

Long lines and malfunctioning machines marred the first hours of voting in some precincts, including in Georgia, where some voters reported waiting up to three hours to vote in a hotly contested gubernatorial election. LGBTQ advocates feared a vote to undo the 2016 law that bars discrimination against transgender people in public accommodations could lead to similar attempts to repeal other state laws.

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Media captionThe BBC's Anthony Zurcher explains what losing the House means for Donald Trump's presidency.

The president's current job approval, set at 40 per cent by Gallup, was the lowest at this point of any first-term president in the modern era.

The news conference followed midterm results that saw Republicans expand their control of the Senate but lose their majority in the House, a setback for the president after a campaign that became a referendum on his combative leadership.

Democrats will have around 229 seats in the 435-member House, while Republicans will hold 53 seats in the 100-member Senate, up from 51, according to projections by The New York Times.

Democrats' performance in the House battlefield was mixed. The Democratic candidate was leading in seven races and the Republican was ahead in 10.

Also, four Democrats who are military veterans won House seats. That includes the late John McCain (R-Ariz.), of course, but also Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), both of whom are retiring. Trump would merely need to defend them, fold them into the White House's message, and convince voters they were an administration priority. Among those expected: Vice-President Mike Pence and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, an informal adviser to the president.

There was a fair amount of overlap in 2016 between Mr Trump's and Bernie Sanders' supporters - Mr Trump can rest assured that the progressive left did not appear to be very energised by Tuesday's results. Democrats are relying more upon women, people of colour, young people and college graduates.

Over in the House, 22 races were still undecided across 13 states.

The demographic divides were coloring the political landscape in different ways. They also now wield the power to launch a formal impeachment hearing, which if passed in the House, would be tried in the Republican-held Senate.

Democrat Jacky Rosen was able to capture a Senate seat from incumbent Dean Heller.

Trump argues he defied history because Republicans made gains in the Senate in a midterm.

Democrats boasted record diversity on ballots. If elected, she will be the country's first black woman governor. A record number of women were running for Senate, House, governorships and state legislative seats.

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