U.S. midterm elections 2018: How Indian-Americans are faring in the polls

07 November, 2018, 11:30 | Author: Sue Mclaughlin
  • Trump: 'I Don't Care' if House Democrats Release My Tax Returns

Almost 40 percent of voters cast their ballots to express opposition to the president, according to AP VoteCast, a national survey of the electorate, while about 25 percent said they voted to express support for Trump.

To stem Republican losses, Trump sprinted through mostly white regions of the country, interjecting dark and foreboding warnings about what Democratic power would mean for the nation.

Trump encouraged voters to view the first nationwide election of his presidency as a referendum on his leadership, pointing proudly to the surging economy at recent rallies. For the first time in American history, more than 100 women may serve in the 435-member House, at least 28 of them newly elected and representing at least 18 of the districts Democrats flipped.

Democrats could derail Trump's legislative agenda for the next two years should they win control of the House. And in New Jersey, Democrats re-elected embattled Sen.

Returned to the majority after eight years, Democrats in the US House of Representatives will now wield the awesome power of subpoena.

Republicans, meanwhile, retained control of the Senate after GOP candidates unseated incumbent Democrats in IN and North Dakota and won an open seat in Tennessee.

"Maybe you get a ripple, but I certainly don't think that there's a blue wave", she told reporters, pointing to several early Republican wins.

It will now also be less hard for the Senate to confirm new high-level Trump administration officials who might have been blocked or significantly delayed if Democrats had taken over.

Democrats also threaten to recapture governor's offices in several battleground states such as Michigan, Wisconsin and OH, a potential help for the party in those states in the 2020 presidential race. Some 35 Senate seats were in play, as were nearly 40 governorships and the balance of power in virtually every state legislature.

Republicans paved their path to victory by defeating Democrats Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Claire McCaskill of Missouri.

"Today is more than about Democrats and Republicans".

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The two Muslim women who pressed charges denied they quarrelled with her, saying her outbursts against Islam were unprovoked. The Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan addressed the nation earlier about the Court's verdict on Aasia Bibi's case.

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President Donald Trump shrugged off the prospect of Democrats going after his tax returns if the party wins control of the House in this week's midterm contests, suggesting Monday he was unbothered by a protracted fight over his financial documents.

Democrats in the House could be banking on launching an investigation using the results of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's already 18-month-old probe of allegations of Russian interference on Trump's behalf in the 2016 presidential election.

Overall, 6 in 10 voters said the country was headed in the wrong direction, but roughly that same number described the national economy as excellent or good.

The Democratic gains were fueled by women, young and Hispanic voters, a Reuters/Ipsos Election Day poll found. Fifty-five percent of women said they backed a Democrat for the House this year, compared to 49 percent in the 2014 midterm congressional election.

Former US president Barack Obama, who campaigned across the country for Democrats, warned Americans that in his first two years in office President Trump has de-shaped America.

After a day of historically high turnout at the polls, Penn students gathered at bars, fraternity houses and dorm lounges to monitor the results of Tuesday's midterm elections. It certainly didn't help Republicans that both retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) suggested during the campaign that those programs needed to be reigned in.

In Fairfax County a crucial race between a Republican incumbent, Barbara Comstock and her Democratic challenger, Jennifer Wexton, is playing out.

The President had dinner with his family and watched the results, which could have a profound impact on the rest of his term and could reshape Washington's balance of power, in the residence of the White House. And even though Harvey says none of the candidates particularly excite her, she is planning on voting for all the democratic nominees on the ballot.

In Kansas, Democrat Sharice Davids beat a GOP incumbent to become the first gay Native American woman elected to the House.

The House will now be populated by a rising generation of progressive Democrats, including a record-shattering number of women, a growing group of military veterans and diversity in terms of race, ethnicity and sexual orientation.

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