THE U.S. MIDTERMS
The 2018 U.S. midterm elections took place on 6 November, with a considerably higher turnout than usual across the country. Roughly 39 million people nationwide cast early ballots, compared with 27.4 million in 2014. Many states, such as Florida and Virginia, have recorded levels of voter participation not seen for a non-presidential election in decades. After months of campaigning and increasing polarisation in American politics, voters have made their voices heard. Democrats have regained control of the House of Representatives, for the first time in eight years, which will allow them to block some of Donald Trump’s agenda and to investigate him. Republicans have retained control of the Senate. It was a record year for women, with at least 90 winning their elections.
subway (US) = underground (GB) / to get, got, got any worse empirer / polling place bureau de vote.