Mid-term elections 2018
The Democrats gained more than the 23 seats they needed for a majority in the 435-seat House of Representatives. Republicans are in the right direction to increase their representation from 51 to 54 in the 100-seat Senate. This will allow Mr Trump's party greater headway over judicial and executive appointments.US President Donald Trump has said he is ready to work with Democrats after they won control of the House of Representatives in mid-term elections. Republicans would co-operate on issues such as infrastructure, trade and health. Democrats would seek compromise with the president and will investigate Mr Trump's business affairs and tax returns also. The president wants unity and peace. He stated that if Democrats start serving legal writs against him, Republicans would reciprocate in kind. Past presidents who have endured mid-term hurdles have pledged lowliness and stated they learned worthwhile lessons. Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, whose parties lost the House in the middle of their first terms, used the defeats to straighten successful re-election campaigns.
Women wore headscarves and cast ballots in a line of voting booths. People cast their ballots in the midterm election at William Ford Elementary School in Dearborn, Michigan, during the 2018 midterm elections. Female candidates in Michigan and Minnesota will be the first Muslim American women to serve in Congress. In midterm elections two years after he won the White House, Trump Republicans enlarged their majority in the US Senate following a disruptive drive noticed by ferocious clashes over race, immigration and other cultural issues. A simple House majority would be enough to impeach Trump if proof is acknowledged that he thwarted justice or 2016 struggle connived with Russia. The Congress could not remove him from office without a sentence by a two-thirds majority in the Republican-controlled Senate. It may be remembered that Russia had already denied interfering and Trump denies any collusion. Most Democratic candidates skipped from bitter criticism of Trump during the campaign's final range. Democrats registered displeasure of Trump's disruptive policies on issues as immigration and his travel ban aiming several Muslimmajority countries. A record number of women ran for office this election, many of them Democrats displease by Trump's policy agenda. The final weeks before the election were witnessed by the mailing of pipe bombs and the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue in which 11 people died. This encouraged extremists. Money was also on the Democrats' party. 65 percent of these election House donations have gone to Democratic candidates. More than 90 percent of House Democratic candidates in competitive races outraised their Republican rivals. The president talked out about GDP growth and low unemployment at campaign events, but he has always said he never gets credit for anything,
Republicans' loss of control of the U.S. House of Representatives will leave the party with a more conservative member. Moderate Republicans may remain in the House with a small minority. Democrats would take authority of the House while Republicans would keep hold the majority in the Senate. Many Republicans who lost their seats were ordinary from suburban-heavy districts who tried to keep some distance from Trump. Even in the face of stronger Democratic opposition, Trump is likely to advocate for his "America First" agenda that prioritizes on issues, such as illegal immigration and trade protectionism. The house of Democrats will not approve funding for a wall along the U.S. border will not keep Trump from continuing to make it an issue. The Republican members in the House will have little interest in cooperating with the new Democratic majority, leaving Republican congressional power concentrated in the Senate and the government largely immobile. It will be surprising to see that if at this moment he will govern rather than just make points. The party already faces confrontation in trying to grow beyond its base of middle-class Trump supporters, white men, and evangelicals. It has lost foundation among women, suburban voters, voters with college degrees. Trump, who struggled largely in rural states, can point to those Senate wins as demonstrated he can still encourage his voters to the polls. Republicans have clearly known about their losses in the House. This is a warning sign to the party and it needs to change its ways. In two years, should economic growth slowdown, the party may face lot of hurdles. Those Republican candidates who run for office with Trump will have a difficult time initiating their own political integrities.