Published: Wed, November 07, 2018
Business | By Pearl Harrison

Democrats gain control of U.S

Democrats gain control of U.S

Women voted considerably more in favor of their congressional Democratic candidate - with fewer than 4 in 10 voting for the Republican, according to VoteCast, a nationwide survey of more than 113,000 voters and about 20,000 nonvoters - conducted for The Associated Press by NORC at the University of Chicago.

The House of Representatives will flip to the control of the Democrats while Trump's Republicans have retained control over the Senate. If we propose significant legislation on these two issues in the House and send it to the Senate, even if the president signs it, we can probably claim credit for beginning the process that solved two of the most pressing challenges facing our country. Lastly, the President talked to Sen.

You're still up either because Senate returns are really slow, or you are obsessing over Alaska's toss-up gubernatorial race.

Trump sought to take credit for retaining the GOP's Senate majority, even as the party's foothold in the more competitive House battlefield appeared to be slipping.

Voting will close in another 18 states at 8pm.

"You're going out there, you're going to make sure that people vote to start making things better", Obama said.

US President Donald Trump has taken credit for the stock market's gains during his almost two years in the White House, and those claims are reasonable given the impact of tax cuts and pro-business policies on investor sentiment.

All 435 seats in the House of Representatives, 35 seats in the 100-member Senate and 36 governorships were up for grabs.

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 maintaining insurance protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions and safeguarding the Social Security retirement and Medicare healthcare programs for senior citizens.

"In a number of key races, support for Democratic candidates has exceeded the partisan lean of the districts and outperformed President Trump's results in 2016".


Democrats, though, have already signaled a long list of investigations, from the president's finances to his immigration policy to lingering questions over Russian election meddling and the 2016 Trump campaign's overtures.

In the final stretch, Trump has ramped up his hard-line rhetoric on immigration and cultural issues, including warnings about a caravan of migrants headed to the border with Mexico and "liberal" mobs, and touted a growing US economy that he said would be threatened by Democrats.

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

In the latest forecast by CNN's Harry Enten, Democrats are tipped to win 226 seats and the House majority while Republicans will win just 209 seats. The most important advantage Republicans have is geography.

Problems with voting machines prevented Americans from casting ballots in a dozen states, U.S. rights advocates said, following complaints about registration problems, faulty equipment and intimidation they have received throughout early balloting.

"After further review we recognize the insensitive nature of the ad and have chose to cease airing it across our properties as soon as possible", a spokesperson for the network said in a email.

This has been accounted for by all major news organisations, and pollsters are now more likely to err on the side of caution and assume that small polling errors - errors that would be insignificant if they were isolated - may be replicated across different locations and elections and therefore may have an impact on the overall vote.

Incumbent Democratic Senator Joe Manchin won a hotly contested race in conservative West Virginia, and conservative Marsha Blackburn held a Senate seat for Republicans. Democratic favorite Conor Lamb, who stunned Washington by winning a special election in the state, beat Republican Rep. Keith Rothfus in a new district.

Mr Trump also could face more pushback from Democrats on trade tariffs he has introduced, particularly in farm states hard hit by retaliatory measures from China or manufacturing states hit by higher steel and aluminium prices.

The campaign unfolded against a backdrop of nasty rhetoric and angry debates on immigration, health care and the role of Congress in overseeing the president.

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