High turnout for ‘Trump ref­er­en­dum’

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AMER­I­CANS voted yes­ter­day in na­tion­wide elec­tions seen as a ref­er­en­dum on Don­ald Trump’s pres­i­dency.

Polling sta­tions opened on the East Coast, as Repub­li­cans and Democrats bat­tle for con­trol of the two houses of Congress.

Gov­er­nor posts and seats in state leg­is­la­tures are also up for grabs.

The mid-term elec­tions come half­way through Mr Trump’s four years in of­fice and fol­low a di­vi­sive cam­paign.

All 50 states and Wash­ing­ton DC went to the polls, and voter turnout was ex­pected to be high.

Mr Trump at­tended three ral­lies on the last day of cam­paign­ing, telling his sup­port­ers: “Ev­ery­thing we have achieved is at stake to­mor­row.”

Barack Obama – on the cam­paign trail for the Demo­cratic party – said: “The char­ac­ter of our coun­try is on the bal­lot”.

The former Yank pres­i­dent tweeted the vote “might be the most im­por­tant of our life­times”.

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