United States midterm elections: Polls open in key vote on Trump presidency

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The battle for the House is a fight to the finish, as Democrats try to flip the majority in a referendum on President Donald Trump and Republican control of Congress.

Historically, though, Republicans are more reliable voters in midterm elections. Campaigns unfolded against a backdrop of jarring political imagery, overheated rhetoric and angry debates on immigration, health care and the role of Congress in overseeing the president. Trump has closed the race with a torrent of lies, mostly about immigration, and a television ad so racist that Fox News announced it would stop airing it.

While Pelosi said she is ready to foster generational change in the House, she would not offer specifics or any names of Democrats who she sees as potential new leaders in the Democratic Party.

"I wouldn't like the fact that the Democrats win. because I think they'll start doing things to the president that will be sclerosis for everybody", Scaramucci said Tuesday in an interview with CNBC's " Squawk Box". Given the stakes for his presidency, he might as well be.

Anxious Republicans privately expressed confidence in their narrow Senate majority but feared the House was slipping away.

Clinton's 2016 loss was confusing to many. Either of the latter two scenarios would be problematic for Trump, immediately putting a damper on his agenda.

"For the past two years, we've watched this administration attack and undermine our democratic institutions and values", Clinton said.

Today's elections are the first opportunity for Americans to have a say about Donald Trump's presidency. It was a deliberate strategy to expand the playing field to about 80 districts, stretching beyond college-educated voters in the suburbs into regions where the party has seen its fortunes fade.

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"The reasonable range of outcomes in the Senate still seems fairly wide, with a bigger GOP gain possible, or no gain at all or even a Democratic gain", they explained. Hundreds of millions were spent by the parties, supplemented by more money from outside groups, to frame the debate.

"We have long cautioned against assuming the House was a done deal for the Democrats, and we don't think readers should be stunned if things go haywire for Democrats tomorrow night", Crystal Ball editor-in-chief Larry Sabato and managing editor Kyle Kondik wrote.

He noted that some GOP members who faced blowback from constituents on some key agenda items opted to "vote no but hope that the bill passes".

Election workers Mark Bezanson, left, and Julie Olson dump ballots collected earlier in the day from drop boxes onto a table for sorting at the King County Elections office, Monday, November 5, 2018, in Renton, Washington.

But anti-incumbent fervor helped sweep House Democrats out of power in 2010, during President Barack Obama's first term, and it threatened to hurt Republicans this year, dramatically remaking the map in key states from Pennsylvania to California.

Pelosi critics within Democratic ranks must have cringed at the maladroit sound bite, made all the more disastrous by its unbelievably poor timing. She was expected to lose to political newcomer Jennifer Wexton.

'I don't care. They can do whatever they want and I can do whatever I want, ' he responded.

Many people have already voted.

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About a half-hour later, he gave GOP Rep. Peter King a shout-out.

Julie Hoeppner, a 67-year-old psychologist in IN, voted early for Republican candidates, also citing illegal immigration as a primary concern.

The GOP's hold on the majority was complicated by an unusually large number of retirements as well as persistent infighting between conservatives and centrists, with much of the conflict centered on the question of allegiance to Trump.

"I remember with [my election], this is very much a Tuesday state".

Tuesday's elections will also test the strength of a Trump-era political realignment defined by evolving divisions among voters by race, gender and especially education.

Governors are also being chosen in 36 out of 50 states.

Of the 35 seats up for grabs, 26 are held by Democrats and nine by Republicans.

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