Democrats Are Now Projected to Take Back the House

Minnie Murray
November 9, 2018

The newly empowered House Democrats will have the ability to investigate Trump's tax returns, possible business conflicts of interest and allegations involving his 2016 campaign's links to Russian Federation.

The GOP Senate victory was magnified because Democrats stood a solid chance of wresting control of the House from Republicans.

The US President who headlined an unprecedented 50 rallies - 30 in the last two months alone - and has campaigned for dozens of candidates at all levels of government, according to White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, watched the results come in with friends and family in the White House residence. Moscow denies meddling and Trump denies any collusion. "We have to pass this bill", Biaggi said after her primary win about legislation that would codify Roe v. Wade.

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Sanders says Trump also called Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell "to congratulate him on historic Senate gains".

Since 1946, the president's party has lost an average of 25 House seats in midterm elections, according to Gallup. All 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 35 out of the 100 seats in the Senate are up for grabs.

Former vice president Joe Biden, often touted as a possible Democratic candidate to take on Trump in 2020, said he'd have been "dumbfounded" not to win the House.

The Republicans secured several key states which helped them win the 51 seats needed for a majority.

Doubling the Democratic pain, North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp crashed to defeat against Republican state lawmaker Kevin Cramer.

While in Florida, young Democrat candidate Andrew Gillum was unable to turn the state blue.

In midterm elections two years after he won the White House, Trump and his fellow Republicans expanded their majority in the US Senate following a divisive campaign marked by fierce clashes over race, immigration and other cultural issues.


The outcome is a significant victory for Democrats after the party was locked out of power in Washington following the 2016 presidential election.

Democratic gains included several suburban districts eyed for turnover because they were won by Hillary Clinton, including seats outside Washington, Philadelphia, Miami and Denver.

Trump's Republican coalition is increasingly older, whiter, more male and less likely to have a college degree.

Millions of Americans voted Tuesday, and results have been projected in several races in the United States midterms, the critical first nationwide election seen as a referendum on Donald Trump's presidency.

Voters between the ages of 18 and 34 backed Democrats by 62 percent to 34 percent, up from 2014 when 54 percent backed Democrats and 36 percent supported Republicans.

In suburban areas where key House races were decided, voters skewed significantly toward Democrats by a almost 10-point margin.

But Democrats have been fired up by anger at Trump's extraordinary attacks over the last few weeks against immigrants, claiming that his opponents seek to throw open the borders to "drug dealers, predators and bloodthirsty MS-13 killers".

"We need to keep the Senate Republican to support the agenda of Donald Trump", he said.

Trump stayed quiet for much of election night as Republicans maintained their hold on the Senate and Democrats captured control of the House - a shift all but certain to redefine his presidency.

Although moderate Republicans who remain in the House may view the result as an indictment of Donald Trump's strategy of focusing relentlessly on illegal immigration in the final stretch of the campaign, they will be a small minority.

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