What's at stake in the United States mid-term elections

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However, thunderstorms are forecast for Tuesday along the eastern coast, as well as snowstorms in the Midwest, which could affect turnout.

The battle for Georgia governor intensified in its final hours as Abrams, the Democrat, and Republican Brian Kemp framed the race as a stark choice for the state and prepared for another month of campaigning if no one wins a majority.

Kevin Mack, the lead strategist for the group, said voters it had surveyed were more motivated by antipathy for Trump than anything else, and that Democrats remained too "risk-averse".

He said that many people are making the midterms all about President Trump, but in these elections - like many midterms - "politics is local". He added: "The Democrat agenda is a socialist nightmare".

Late polls show the House swinging the Democrats' way, triggering the possible start of new investigations, impeachment proceedings and putting several MA lawmakers in key positions of clout. "It's an awakening of the Democratic Party".

But while the party only needs two more seats to take control of the Senate, this is likely to be a much tougher challenge for the Democrats.

On the Senate side, Indiana Democrat Joe Donnelly's fate will likely be critical to Senate control.

Of course it is possible that again, undecided voters will break for Trump and the Republican vote will be higher than expected in today's midterm elections. Polling suggests the Republican coalition is increasingly older, whiter, more male and less likely to have a college degree. Instead of blanket attacks on Trump, Democrats can focus on individual members' records.

Three states could elect their first African-American governors, while several others are running LGBT candidates and Muslims.

Opinion polls and election forecasters have made Democrats favourites on Tuesday to pick up the 23 seats they need to capture a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, which would enable them to stymie Trump's legislative agenda and investigate his administration.

"It's going to be a long night for America's voters and a busy night for us", says OneNewsNow editor-in-chief Jody Brown.

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He added: "The first step for wealth creation is usually the equity market; Asia and the U.S. share the same characteristics". Last year, 106 new billionaires were created there - equivalent to over two new billionaires being minted each week.

Even veteran observers of US campaigns find it all a little bewildering. The demographic shifts also reflect each party's closing argument.

The US midterms will be a referendum on Donald Trump's presidency.

The president spoke to reporters on the airport tarmac here alongside Donnelly's opponent, Republican Mike Braun, ensuring he would get his picture on TV and in the papers. California, with a population of 40 million has two Senators, as does Wyoming, which has less than 600,000 people. That means that if they win all the Republican-held districts where they're now favored, they'd need just a small fraction of the pure toss-ups to go their way in order to get to that number.

"This first midterm, at this check-in moment, to have these different forces converge in different ways, to have the different loud landscape for the House and the Senate".

The approach has drawn a push back from some in his party, with Paul Ryan, the top Republican in the House, reportedly urging Mr Trump to focus more on the booming United States economy, which has surpassed 3 per cent growth. But two other Republican women are fighting for their jobs there - Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, House GOP Conference chair, and Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, who was swept in with the tea party wave in 2010.

"I'm not pleased with Trump's leadership at all".

AccuWeather Data Scientist and Meteorologist Tim Loftus said: "Weather was found to be, on average, almost 20 percent of the change in voter turnout based on our analysis".

'I don't think that's going to happen, ' he predicted. In the wake of Clinton's defeat to Trump, some wondered whether he could have won in her place. "I don't think Trump has done that at all".

"Even though I'm not on the ballot, in a certain way I am on the ballot", Trump said during a tele-town hall organized by his re-election campaign Monday to encourage Republicans to get out and vote.

She also backs Trump and said Republicans are moving in the right direction on health care. "I want a free trade environment where we actually cannot only have good relationships tradewise with our friends but stand up to China", Scalise said.

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