Democrats and Republicans are billing the Nov. Republicans currently hold a to advantage in the House and a to majority in the Senate.
Email With reporting from Jennifer De Pinto An estimated million people participated in the midterm elections, making this the first midterm in history to exceed over million votes, with 49 percent of eligible voters participating in the election. By comparison, the midterm elections had one of the lowest turnouts in American history, with only Inthe first midterm of President Obama's tenure, 41 percent of voters participated.
If we get in the upper end of that range, if we can beat the percent turnout rate, you'd have to go all the way back to to get a turnout rate above 50 percent," McDonald said last week.
Early voting totals were an indication of greater voter turnout come election day. Democrats gained a net 27 seats in the House of Representatives, gaining control of the chamber, while Republicans expanded their majority by gaining a net two seats in the Senate. Democrats also flipped gubernatorial seats in seven states, notably in Kansas and Wisconsin.
Several Senate races remain too close to callincluding in Florida and Arizona.Sep 07, · In his first major political speech in the U.S.
since leaving office, former President Barack Obama argued that Americans must rebuke President Trump at the polls this November. This episode. The latest news, interviews and videos on the midterm elections.
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The United States elections were held in the United States on Tuesday, The elections were the first midterm elections since in which the party holding the presidency gained Senate seats. Republicans defeated Democratic incumbents in Indiana, Missouri, North Dakota, and Florida. Oct 17, · The number of voters who said that the President is a factor in their vote for Congress this year is the highest it's been for any midterm election since Pew began tracking the question in