Thursday, 15 November, 2018

Red Wall: Democratic Surge Fails To Erase Senate Republican Majority

Donald Trump Donald Trump
Jodi Jackson | 07 November, 2018, 09:15

Trump called his rival in the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, late Tuesday night and congratulated her on regaining a Democratic majority in the House, congressional staffers said.

Going into election day, the Democrats needed a net gain of 23 seats to take over a majority in the House, and polling indicated that they stood an excellent chance of doing that. Democrats could also make significant progress in the investigations of Trump's possible collusion with Russian Federation and of his tax returns. Indeed, the individual stocks that have gained and lost the most during his reign have little discernable link to Trump's presidency. But Congress could not remove him from office without a conviction by a two-thirds majority in the Republican-controlled Senate. Left-leaning OH "populist" Democrat Sherrod Brown, thought initially to be vulnerable in a state that Trump carried by eight points, was quickly called the victor over Republican congressman and Trump buddy Jim Renacci soon after the polls closed. Moscow denies meddling and Trump denies any collusion.

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

And it was likely this fact that he was referencing when he tweeted: "Tremendous success tonight".

Since Donald Trump entered politics the Democrats have struggled to compete.

Republicans will be keeping control of the Senate, though, it'll take political skill and perhaps some compromise for Democrats to avoid being painted as the new obstructionists.

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Republicans now hold 33 governorships and 65 legislative chambers, with Democrats controlling 31 and 2 being tied, according to the nonpartisan National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), which does not include Nebraska's nonpartisan, unicameral legislature in its count.

Max Rose is running for Congress.

Democrats seized control of the lower house of Congress in midterm elections on Tuesday, dealing a stern rebuke to Donald Trump nearly two years into his polarising, roller coaster presidency.

Democrats could derail Trump's legislative agenda for the next two years with control of the House.

A major surge in early voting also sparked speculation that the so-called "Trump effect" was motivating progressive voters to turn out in record numbers - but as numerous election experts have pointed out, early voting has been a rising trend for years, and it's unclear whether all those early voters support Republicans or Democrats.

A debate about whether Mr Trump's inflammatory rhetoric encouraged extremists erupted in the campaign's final weeks after pipe bombs were mailed to his top political rivals allegedly by a Trump supporter who was arrested and charged, and 11 people were killed in a shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue.

In suburban Virginia, Democrat Jennifer Wexton ousted incumbent Republican Barbara Comstock, while another Democrat, Donna Shalala, seized a Republican district in Florida.

Democrats are defending 10 Senate seats in states that Trump won in 2016.

Republicans Mike Braun and Kevin Cramer will defeat Democratic Sens. In an even more bitter contest that has been rocked by race rows and feuds over ballot access, Democrat Stacey Abrams is trying to become the nation's first black female governor in Georgia.

But 75 or more of the 435 House races remain competitive, forecasters said, and control of the Senate is likely to come down to a half-dozen close contests in Arizona, Nevada, Missouri, North Dakota, Indiana and Florida.

Democratic Senators Bernie Sanders of Vermont, a 2016 presidential contender, and Mr Tim Kaine of Virginia, Mrs Hillary Clinton's vice-presidential nominee in 2016, easily won re-election, news networks projected.

Rep. Jim Jordan, a co-founder of the House Freedom Caucus - thought to be the most conservative voting bloc in the House - launched his own bid for speaker and has been expected to run for leadership even in the event that Democrats won the House.

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