A number of notable races are taking place on Tuesday, November 6, in the US midterm elections, when Americans go to the polls to elect governors and members of the US House of Representatives and Senate.
It was the first national election in the United States since the 2016 race in which Russian Federation interfered, according to USA intelligence agencies, with a campaign of hacking and propaganda to sow discord, harm the Democratic presidential candidate and boost Trump's chances.
Moreover, 56 percent of those surveyed thought the country was on the wrong track and 41 percent said it was on the right track.
"We have already seen a huge turnout, people out and about knocking on doors, making sure everybody gets out there, but I think turnout will be very, very high", Democratic candidate Katie Porter, who is running in Irvine, California, against two-term Republican incumbent Mimi Walters, told AFP.
The House Intelligence Committee may revive the panel's dormant Russian Federation investigation after Republicans ended the probe past year after concluding there was no evidence of collusion between the Trump presidential campaign and Russian Federation. Joe Donnelly in IN, and GOP Rep. Kevin Cramer easily triumphed over Democratic Sen.
It's all about what's inside the US Capitol building, home to the House of Representatives with 435 members and the 100-seat Senate. He energises elements of the Republican base, who love him, and the Democrats, who hate him, at the same time.
"I'm not on the ballot, but in a certain way, I'm on the ballot", Trump said in October.
Democrats need four seats to break the super majority there, and it would take a 16-seat swing for Democrats to control the chamber. Backed by Trump in the Republican state, she defeated Phil Bredesen, a centrist Democrat and former governor.
A Democratic majority in the House would nearly certainly bring an onslaught of investigations into Trump's businesses and his administration.
Long lines and malfunctioning machines marred the first hours of voting in some precincts, including in Georgia, where some voters reported waiting up to three hours to vote in the hotly contested gubernatorial election.
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Chamberlain said she hears voters in key districts talking mostly about an affordable health-care system that serves everyone, even those with preexisting medical conditions. Dean Heller, the only Republican seeking re-election in a state Democrat Hillary Clinton won in the 2016 presidential race.
President Donald Trump's Republicans are projected to retain control of the US Senate in the mid-term elections.
Trump's Republican coalition is increasingly older, whiter, more male and less likely to have a college degree. Also victorious was Virginia Democrat Tim Kaine, his party's vanquished 2016 vice presidential candidate, along with the party's incumbents in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland and Rhode Island.
Compounding that problem would be the lack of a clear leader as the Democrats looked ahead to the 2020 election.
Her group, one of many formed since Trump's election and after the Women's March, connected thousands of women in the Atlanta area interested in becoming more politically active.
If you plan to stay up late tonight to follow the midterm elections in the U.S., here are some interesting races to watch.
Florida is always an important state in USA elections and this time is no different. Both Florida and Georgia have open governor's seats, and both races feature a black Democratic critic of the president squaring off against a white, Trump-supporting Republican.
Daniel McAdams, executive director at the Ron Paul Institute, agrees, noting that the Democrats "ran a terrible campaign" under the slogan "Trump is racist, vote for me".
"The opportunity to be here, to participate in this democracy, has made me want to dance, and door-knock and talk to people and invite people to the joy of what it means to participate in a democracy", she told a crowd of volunteers.
At every rally, Trump has vowed to his supporters that they will "win, win, win".
Democrats also could recapture governorships in several battleground states such as Michigan, Wisconsin and OH, a potential help for the party in those states in the 2020 presidential race.