High turnout for ‘Trump referendum’
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”.