What's at stake in the United States mid-term elections

Political Cornflakes: 'Trump has hijacked the election': Republicans worry the president's charged immigration rhetoric will cost them the House

Kirsten Gillibrand and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The Republican party now has a majority in both the Senate and the House and Trump and his team left no stone unturned to campaign in favour of his Republican party. The GOP's grip on high-profile governorships in Florida, Georgia and Wisconsin were at risk as well.

Facebook also blocked about 115 user accounts after USA authorities tipped it off to suspicious behaviour that may be linked to a foreign entity, the company said hours voting began. "His actions, his verbage, he's clearly the focal point", said Tim Phillips, president of the Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity, which has poured millions into certain races this cycle to help preserve the Republican majority.

"In a sense, I am on the ticket", he told a raucous crowd in Cleveland.

A majority of the 113,000 voters surveyed said the country is headed in the wrong direction.

He bet big on a xenophobic closing message, warning of an immigrant "invasion" that promised to spread violent crime and drugs across the nation.

Democratic consultant Jim Manley said Tuesday may reveal if Democrats are having any success recapturing white working class voters in the Midwest who backed Trump in 2016. Trump has falsely claimed that millions of illegal votes were cast in 2016, which he says deprived him of a victory in the popular vote, and has stoked concerns, without providing evidence, of rampant fraudulent voting.

All 435 seats in the U.S. House were up for re-election, although fewer than 90 were considered competitive.

USA citizens will vote to select their preferred members of Congress, both for the House of Representatives and for the Senate, as well as state Governors and down-ballot positions such as local representatives and judges. "Some White House aides were already planning to take on roles with the Trump campaign", the report said.

He and the first lady were to host an evening watch party for family and friends. Last week, Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi predicted it would happen.

Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball published its final predictions on Monday, which included Democrats forecast to net 34 House seats and capture control of the lower chamber.

The political and practical stakes were sky-high.

Google employees walkout over handling of sexual misconduct
Twitter account Google Walkout For Real Change is documenting the various protests around the world and offering words of support. The first walkout happened in Singapore, and then swept around the globe all the way to Google's headquarters in California .

President Donald Trump landed in IN for a campaign rally and took a low-key posture on the prospect of a Democratic takeover - saying he doesn't care if they try to force the release of his taxes and he'll just work "differently" if they win. Even if they lose the House, if Republicans keep the Senate, they still get to control the approval process for new judges. He never did, and also declined to release his tax returns as president.

A Democratic victory in the House would further hinder the border wall plan and complicate congressional approval of a deal to update the North American Free Trade Agreement. Polling suggests the Republican coalition is increasingly older, whiter, more male and less likely to have a college degree.

Mike Braun leads the Indiana Senate race over the Democrat incumbent.

He noted that Republicans now hold 33 governorships, compared to 17 for the Democrats.

The outcome is clouded by the dramatically different landscape between the House and Senate.

Robert Wolf, former economic adviser to former President Obama and a Fox News contributor, thinks Democrats will retake the House in the midterm elections, but he does not expect a full-fledged "blue wave".

Trump, though, nearly assuredly will face an avalanche of investigations into his tax returns, his payments to adult-film star Stormy Daniels and his relationship with Russian Federation if Democrats win back the House - which comes with the much-coveted power to subpoena and launch congressional investigations.

As for Republicans, what has the GOP done with control of the legislature for the past two years, with the exception of a single unpopular tax cut?

Our live results show the tally of seats won by Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate.

Democrats boasted record diversity on ballots.

In Georgia, Democrat Stacy Abrams would become the first black woman to be elected governor in USA history if she defeats Republican Brian Kemp.

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