Published: Wed, November 07, 2018
Markets | By Otis Pena

Democrats set to retake House majority, but will go backwards in Senate

Democrats set to retake House majority, but will go backwards in Senate

On the other side of the country, in Atlanta, Georgia, voters waited in line for almost two hours to cast ballots, according to local media reports.

It was the first national election in the United States since the 2016 race in which Russian Federation interfered, according to U.S. intelligence agencies, with a campaign of hacking and propaganda to sow discord, harm the Democratic presidential candidate and boost Trump's chances.

"Of course it's motivation". "The president is his own worst enemy with some of his remarks". "It's just a very robust class of candidates that really reflects who we are as a country".

It's all about what's inside the US Capitol building, home to the House of Representatives with 435 members and the 100-seat Senate. Democrat Joe Sam Queen is ahead in his bid to return to the House from the western mountains.

Of those, 26 are already held by Democrats, which is why many are tipping Republicans to retain their slim majority.

Beyond House Speaker, sources close to House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer believe he has the votes to become Majority Leader, though Hoyer is likely to face challengers from inside the caucus, including the next Democrat in the current leadership structure, Rep. James Clyburn.

In the Senate, Republican Mike Braun snatched the seat from Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly, but corruption scandal-tainted Senator Bob Menendez saved his seat for the Democrats in New Jersey.

At Trump's pre-election rallies, large crowds have consistently cheered his rhetoric about strengthening the southern border, chanting "build the wall!"

"Democrats want to invite caravan after caravan of illegal aliens to pour into our country".

"I believe he values immigration, but he wants to make sure we're safe", said Tina Newby of Wetland, Michigan, a GOP voter.

Once in control of the three branches of government, Democrats are expected to take on issues like access to abortion, health care and affordable housing. I don't care what the fake media says. "No matter who you voted for, I'm looking forward to representing you". When you participate in the political process, you can be a check on bad behavior. About a quarter supported him and nearly 40% said their vote was in opposition to the President.

The S&P 500 has risen 28 per cent since Trump's election in November 2016 to the eve of congressional midterm elections on Tuesday.

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"And I want you to know that their blood has seeped into my DNA, and I refuse to let their sacrifices be in vain". Efforts to reach PCC for comment have not been successful.

Democrats felt increasingly optimistic about their chances of taking back control of the House.

What's happening in Senate races?

USA stocks opened flat on Tuesday as investors awaited the election results.

The final weeks before the election were marked by the mailing of pipe bombs to his top political rivals, with a political fan of Trump arrested and charged, and the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue in which 11 people died, sparking a debate about Trump's biting rhetoric and whether it encouraged extremists.

"The big picture is that midterm elections go against the president's party", said John Fortier of the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington. "And I think that is in line with the values of Wake County". Progressive activists and several Democratic state senators had criticized the IDC for cozying up to Republicans and blocking bills drafted by Democrats.

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. Voter turnout in midterms is typically about two-thirds the level in presidential election years. "That is particularly true when a president is unpopular, as this president is".

Voters cast ballots today in the first major voter test of Trump's controversial presidency, with control of Congress at stake.

Voters often sit out the midterms. These 411 women, men and L.G.B.T candidates are running for the House, Senate and governorship.

A Democratic majority in the House would break the GOP's monopoly on power in Washington and give the party a check on Trump's agenda.

"The House has been a rubber stamp for the Trump agenda".

Most Democratic candidates in tight races stayed away from harsh criticism of Trump during the campaign's final stretch, focusing instead on bread-and-butter issues like keeping down health care costs, maintaining insurance protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions and safeguarding the Social Security retirement and Medicare health care programs for senior citizens.

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