THE U.S. MIDTERMS

Vocable (Anglais) - - Le dessin -

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.

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