Published: Tue, November 06, 2018
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When do the midterm elections 2018 results expected to come out?

When do the midterm elections 2018 results expected to come out?

Democrats need to gain 23 seats to retake the House, and there are only 25 Republican-held House seats in districts that Hillary Clinton carried. A president who often battles his own party, would face a far less forgiving opposition. "The election tomorrow is very vital because it really is summing up what we've done". But if they don't win a House majority or if they do but lose a fair number of seats in the Senate, their failure to recapture the Obama-Trump voter will be a big reason why.

During an election-eve rally in Cleveland on Monday, President Trump claimed that mid-term elections, which used to be "boring", have now become the "hottest thing" because of him, attributing voter turnout and media attention to his presidency.

Last week, Democrats led by three points, 47% to 44%.

"This election will decide whether we build on this extraordinary prosperity we have created", Trump told a cheering crowd in Macon, Georgia, warning that Democrats would "take a giant wrecking ball to our economy". "It could happen", he said, adding "don't worry about it". That figure in 2014 was just 27.5 million.

If Democrats take control, they can limit what he does in the rest of his two years. He gave a final push, asking supporters to do whatever they can to get out the vote for Republicans and support his administration. Senate Republicans can continue to confirm judges at record rates. If Republicans keep their majority, McCarthy could be the next speaker of the House.

Republicans will do their best to exacerbate those divisions.

"Clearly there's an bad lot on the line in terms of the legislative agenda", said Republican consultant Josh Holmes.

"Bottom line: anything from a Democratic gain of 20 to 45 seats remains well within the realm of possibility, but a gain of 30 to 40 seats - and House control - is the most likely outcome", Wasserman wrote today in an online post.

Some in the White House think losing to Democrats might actually be preferable. They view Democrats eagerness to investigate the president as a blessing in disguise in the run-up to 2020.

The surest sign of Trump's concern about the House came in an interview with conservative Sinclair Broadcasting.

Ari Fleischer, George W. Bush's press secretary, said Democratic control of the House "has both peril and promise for the president".

"The peril is subpoenas, investigations, legal bills and headaches", he said. Democrats were buoyed by a wave of Republican retirements and an overwhelming fundraising advantage.

White House aides have discussed floating popular legislative issues, such as infrastructure, to tempt Democrats and test the unity of the Democratic opposition.

Republicans hold the slimmest of majorities there but most of the Senate seats up for grabs are already held by Democrats and they may struggle to retain all of them.

In the closing weeks of the midterms, Trump has unleashed a no-holds-barred effort to boost Republicans as he dipped into the same undercurrents of unease that defined his 2016 campaign. Two women are competing for the spot, Republican Martha McSally and Democrat Kyrsten Sinema. "There's a chance to try and win them back over".

The actual results for the elections are set to be revealed gradually through the night but the wait for each one will vary.

The five are all now Republican-held, generally speaking in more conservative parts of California - one in the state's Central Valley and four either entirely or partly in Orange County.

The Democrats rolled out their biggest gun in the final days of the campaign: former president Barack Obama, who made a last-ditch appeal for an endangered Senate Democrat in Indiana.

Said Fleischer: "In the aftermath people with exaggerate its meaning and in 2 years' time everything will have changed".

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