Democrats capture House, GOP holds Senate

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

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

Her deputy chief of staff Drew Hammill told reporters that Trump also acknowledged Pelosi's call for bipartisanship in her victory remarks. Democrats would need a swing of at least 23 votes to gain control of the House.

Should they win back a majority in the House, Democrats are expected to launch a flurry of investigations into the president and his administration.

At stake was control of at least one house in the United States Congress, and with it Trump's ability to drive ahead with an unconventional style of government that has divided Americans like rarely before. The Florida Senate race between Democrat Bill Nelson and Republican Rick Scott remained deadlocked.

A Democratic win in Tuesday's midterms would be debilitating for Trump and Americans, former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci says.

USA intelligence agencies have concluded the Russian government meddled in the 2016 election with social media posts meant to spread misinformation and sow discord, an accusation denied by Moscow.

He seized on scenes of a caravan of Central American migrants heading through Mexico for the USA, mused on ending the constitutional guarantee of citizenship to all people born in the United States and ran a television advertisement, deemed too provocative to air by mainstream networks, that linked Democrats to a criminal who was an undocumented immigrant.

Problems with voting machines prevented Americans from casting ballots in a dozen states, USA rights advocates said, following complaints about registration problems, faulty equipment and intimidation they have received throughout early balloting.

Curbelo is a leader of the bipartisan Climate Caucus and bucked GOP leadership this summer by supporting a tax on emissions of carbon dioxide, a contributor to global warming.

But the rosiest expectations of some Democrats - that they could create a "blue wave" even when playing defence on the Senate map - proved unfounded.

Opposition control of the house could seriously impede Trump's plans for the next two years, which include trying to build a wall along the Mexican border, possible new tax cuts and more attempts to dismantle Obamacare.

Democrats would control every committee and subcommittee in the House.

In the leadup to the election, Republicans privately expressed confidence in their narrow Senate majority but feared the House could slip away.

In Missouri, Republican Josh Hawley also unseated incumbent Democrat Sen.

Some of the biggest Democratic stars of the campaign season were struggling. "The president spent the last week campaigning heavily for Senate candidates and we're seeing that pay off". Andrew Gillum lost to Republican Ron DeSantis in his quest to become Florida's first black governor.

In gubernatorial races, Republican Kris Kobach, a Trump ally, was beaten by a Democrat in Kansas.

Two issues more than any others were on voters' minds.

Voters between the ages of 18 and 34 backed Democrats by 62% to 34%, up from 2014 when 54% backed Democrats and 36% supported Republicans.

Democrats turned out to register disapproval of Trump's divisive rhetoric and policies on such issues as immigration and his travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority countries. A number of incumbents coasted to reelection in states Trump won in 2016 that could have been more vulnerable in a better year for the GOP, including Sens.

But Mr Trump's Republicans have retained control of the US Senate. Trump was badly underwater among women voters - who favor Democrats 62% to 35% - a gender gap, that if borne out by real votes, could prove devastating to Republican hopes. He's a military veteran who prides himself on not being a career politician.

Republican gains in the Senate are sure to bolster the party's efforts to ram conservative federal judges through confirmation proceedings during a lame duck session that starts next week, as well as next year. The success of Donald Trump has forced the Democrats to cast a wider net supporting first-time candidates with diverse backgrounds.

Democrats could also recapture governor's offices in several battleground states such as Michigan, Wisconsin and OH, a potential help for the party in those states in the 2020 presidential race.

"I think everyone was bracing for any possible, insane scenario to show itself tonight but it basically looks like the baseline consensus forecast was correct", said Michael Purves, head of equity derivatives strategy at Weeden & Co, New York.