United States midterm elections poised for verdict on Trump's America

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A record number of women are also running for Senate, House, governorships and state legislative seats.

With President Trump's low approval ratings, Democrats are hopeful and are predicting a "blue wave" of support.

"They've had two years to find out what it's like to have an unhinged person in the White House", said Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who leads the Democratic Governors Association. Both parties are working frantically as the election is being seen to be crucial to halt or support Trump's protectionist policies, considered regressive by the Democrats and valid by his supporters.

According to Decision Desk HQ's Scott Tranter, the Democrats have a 94.5% chance of winning the House while the Republicans have a 93.1% chance of keeping the Senate. "However, this is an unlikely scenario".

The Democratic incumbent in North Dakota, senator Heidi Heitkamp, is significantly trailing Republican challenger Kevin Cramer in the polls.

With that in mind, unusually high voter turnout could be a good sign for them.

Tuesday's results will be colored by the dramatically different landscapes in the fight for the House and Senate.

A sharply divided US electorate heads to the polls Tuesday to elect a new Congress and to render a midterm verdict on President Donald Trump.

The social media company shut down 30 Facebook accounts and 85 Instagram accounts and said it was investigating them in more detail.

He added that if Democrats take the House, that would lead to new chairs on notable House committees, including Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) on the House Financial Services Committee, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) on the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) on the House Oversight Committee and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on the House Intelligence Committee.

However, even some Republicans became jittery after a Florida man and ardent Trump supporter was charged with sending homemade bombs to more than a dozen senior Democrats and other high profile opponents of Trump.

"The midterm elections used to be, like, boring", he said in Ohio.

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Trump, however, has seized this allegedly unconnected-to-the-elections caravan in his inimitable style.

President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Southern Illinois Airport in Murphysboro, Ill., Oct. 27, 2018.

Appearing before thousands in an overflowing aircraft hangar in Macon for Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp, Trump declared, "There's electricity in the air like I haven't seen since '16".

Such an occurrence has happened twice in midterm election years when Republicans held the presidency and the two chambers of Congress, and in both cases it was bad news for stocks. "It's not for him", Trump said. "You see how they've behaved".

Mr Trump sought to place more emphasis on the booming economy at his final campaign rallies but continued to issue dire warnings of an "invasion" of violent criminals among groups of migrants heading to the US.

Republicans are expected to retain their slight majority in the US Senate, now at two seats, which would let them retain the power to approve US Supreme Court and other judicial nominations on straight party-line votes.

The Republican president is the omnipresent figure as Americans render their verdict Tuesday on the past 21 months of Trumpism.

Elizabeth Warren look to launch their campaigns to unseat President Trump.

"When you vote, Illinois, you can reject that kind of politics". I think we're doing very well in the Senate.

"I have not called the President a racist", Gillum told CNN after the tweet, "but there are racists in his sympathizers who believe he may be, which is why they go to his aid, which is why he has provided them cover".

A much smaller 23 percent said the President was why they would vote for a Republican candidate.

Despite their big 2016 campaign pledge, Trump and Republicans have so far failed to outright repeal Obamacare, although they have unravelled it little by little.

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