Published: Thu, November 08, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Democrats Take Hold Of New York State Senate

Democrats Take Hold Of New York State Senate

Despite the win for the Democrats in the House, the Republicans far outperformed expectations in Senate races, which will likely vindicate President Trump in his campaign strategy that emphasized the security threat of illegal immigration.

In south Florida, former Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala defeated Republican Maria Elvira Salazar.

Democrats needed a net gain of 23 seats to control the House and gain a check on President Donald Trump.

With media outlets projecting the Dems are going to retake the House of Representatives, the party is apparently not waiting for the gavel to start making moves against the president.

"He is a candidate a lot of people projected to lose", Sanders told Fox News, "not by a little but a lot". "Yes, I am", she said when asked by reporters at a briefing if she was 100pc sure that it will happen.

Aides set up televisions in the White House residence for Trump, first lady Melania Trump and their guests to watch election results come in, with the sets tuned to different cable news channels. By noon, polls were open in every state, including Hawaii and Alaska.

"We have the beginning of a new Democratic Party, younger, browner, cooler, more women, more veterans, can win in MI, can win in Pennsylvania, can win in OH", said Van Jones, a CNN political commentator.

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.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders easily won his third term as he considers another bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand cruised to re-election against her Republican opponent, Chele Farley.

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

With a House majority, Democrats will have the power to investigate Trump's tax returns and possible conflicts of interest, as well as challenging his overtures to Saudi Arabia, Russia and North Korea.

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"I'm not on the ballot, but in a certain way, I'm on the ballot", Trump said in October. He's campaigned for dozens of candidates at all levels of government.

That was a risky strategy with a potentially huge reward: had Republicans held on to both chambers of Congress, Trump would have been able to tout another major upset victory.

Pelosi was in a celebratory mood Tuesday evening, declaring that "tomorrow will be a new day in America".

As key races remained tight around the country, Democrats were upbeat about their chance of winning the House after campaigns that emphasised kitchen-table issues and sought to harness opposition to Mr Trump among suburban women and college graduates.

In Snellville, a rural town in northern Georgia, people said that the line to vote at Annistown Elementary School was hours long because of problems with voting machines. About 40 million early votes were likely to be cast, said Michael McDonald, a professor at the University of Florida who tracks the figures.

Hannah Ackermann said officials at the polling site offered various explanations for the delay, including blaming workers who didn't show up and overloaded machines.

Democratic leader of the House Nancy Pelosi hailed the expected Democrat wins, saying Americans have "had enough of division".

The result upends the balance of power in Washington, where Trump has enjoyed an easy ride from Republican dominance of both houses of Congress since his shock election in 2016.

She says Democrats will find common ground when they can and stand their ground when necessary.

"If we actually care about women's health and we actually are a state that's a leader in this country, then the Reproductive Health Act is one of those bills that will make sure that we protect women", she added.

Takeya Sneeze, a 35-year-old African-American woman, said poll workers were "pumping provisional ballots like crack dealers in the '80s".

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