Voting underway as Donald Trump faces litmus test


If Republicans keep their majority, McCarthy could be the next speaker of the House.

President Trump will breathe a sigh of relief if his party maintains its majority in the Senate, but losing control of the House of Representatives could create big problems for him.

"There are a lot of people, a lot of people - my opinion, and based on proof - that try and get in illegally and actually vote illegally", Trump said before boarding Air Force One. 3% of likely voters said they would choose another candidate while 6% were undecided. "I heard Democrats want to give illegals the right to vote". "And especially in the House where a simple majority gives you nearly absolute power to again set the agenda and get bills across the floor". "Just even the fact of it being so much, is it simply a matter that early votes have expanded?"

The entire House of Representatives and a third of the Senate are up for grabs. "I'm here to say that hatred is not going to win". "They'll be miserable because they're in the minority".

If Democrats take control, they can limit what he does in the rest of his two years. Despite reports from the ground by the media of the struggles of the people walking almost 5,000 miles to the American border, queries are raised on how come they appear so clean and not exhausted at all.

Winning control of the House would allow the Democrats to block Republican policies, launch investigations into Trump's administration and instigate impeachment proceedings. The Rasmussen poll found that most voters approve of President Trump's leadership; that's good news for the GOP.

Campaigning in Ohio, Trump declared that "everything is at stake" as he sought to bolster the campaign of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, the Republican candidate for governor.

This year there are a record number of women on the ballot, which could significantly increase the number of women in elected office from a fifth of the 535 seats across both chambers.

"Trump is just so baked into the equation", said one Democratic strategist working on House of Representatives campaigns, who asked to remain anonymous so he could freely discuss the party's thinking.

There are several Democratic House targets, too, especially in NY and MI, but Republicans could pick up two Democratic-held seats in rural Minnesota.

Most polls have Hawley with a slight lead but not above the surveys' margin of error.

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. But the heyday for manufacturing jobs is long gone.

"These rallies are the best thing we've done".

'I don't care. They can do whatever they want and I can do whatever I want, ' he responded.

University of Miami graduate student Maddie Kaufman, 24, said she was voting Democrat because of climate change.

The mid-terms will decide which party will control the two houses of Congress.

Democrats have wanted to turn Georgia blue for years - the last time voters elected a Democratic governor was in 1998. Not to mention he has never hesitated to throw an ally under the bus, says Doug Heye, the former communications director for the RNC. Republicans hope he can help GOP Rep. Mia Love over the line in her toss-up race in the 4th District.

Something else will happen if Republicans lose big on Tuesday: Their ranks in Congress will get smaller - but also white, older, more male and much more conservative.

But other ones could be really close. This will leave President Trump unable to pass key laws through the houses.

Democrats are bringing in their own heavy hitter while campaigning to boost Obamacare and bring President Trump's legislative accomplishments to a standstill.

While Donald Trump is not on the ballot, the consequences for his presidency could be dramatic. "And that becomes the overriding goal".

Perhaps more importantly, they would also win subpoena power to investigate the president's many personal and professional mis-steps. It will also signify a shift from past cycles when they were reluctant to defend the ACA from Republican assaults because of its perceived unpopularity.