Chart of the day: How did women fare in the U.S. midterms?

Maricruz Casares
Noviembre 8, 2018

Democratic hopes for a "blue wave" fell short November 6 as the party took control of the House of Representatives but lost critical ground in the Senate.

Americans voted on Tuesday in an election that is seen as a referendum on President Donald Trump's first two years of a four-year term.

McConnell eschewed further attempts to get him to respond to heated presidential rhetoric, refusing to call the migrant caravan - still hundreds of miles from the southern USA border - a "crisis", as Trump did in high profile campaign rallies created to turn out the GOP base.

"Tremendous success tonight", Trump tweeted. But Democrats suddenly have a foothold that gives them subpoena power to probe deep into Trump's personal and professional missteps - and his long-withheld tax returns.

Trump said there would be some changes in top administration jobs, though "nothing monumental". Rep. Adam Schiff, who will likely chair the House Intelligence Committee, has previously indicated wanting to continue the investigation into alleged Russian Federation collusion.

Any such predication, according to Seth Barrett Tillman, a law lecturer at Maynooth University in Ireland, is "not going to vastly outperform astrology or tarot cards".

The Southwest, on the other hand, has never been friendly territory for Trump.

Thank President Trump and Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh for the red wall that reduced the blue wave to nearly a ripple.

A CNN/SSRS poll released Monday showed Democrats with a gaping 55% to 42% lead over Republicans among likely voters in a generic congressional ballot.

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Three times as many women stood for the Democratic party as the Republican party - 211 for the Democrats and 64 for the Republicans.

Trump was described by aides as content in how he performed on the campaign trail, not prone to soul-searching, and believing his focus on illegal immigration - he warned of an "invasion" from a caravan of Central American migrants weaving through Mexico - had helped give his candidates a needed boost.

The Democrats gained more than the 23 seats they needed for a majority in the 435-seat lower chamber. "I'm not so sure it will work for them", McConnell added, refusing to directly answer a question about a post-election presidential tweet implying Senate Republicans might just counter-investigate House Democrats for "leaks of Classified Information" in retaliation. Joe Donnelly in Indiana.

The White House news conference was punctuated by Trump's escalating attacks on the media. If the special counsel, Robert S Mueller III, finds substantial evidence of illegal conduct during the 2016 election, he now will have a receptive wing of government to pursue his findings.

But the rosiest expectations of some Democrats - that they could create a "blue wave" even when playing defence on the Senate map - proved unfounded.

The result confirms a historical trend for the party that is not in the White House to make gains in the mid-terms.

He was joined by Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson, Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman and the President's ex-campaign aides, David Bossie and Corey Lewandowski, a source familiar with the guest list said.

Trump said he hadn't asked Pence yet but then turned to the vice president and said: "Mike, will you be my running mate?"

Gideon, who has served in the Legislature only during LePage's tenure as governor, said she was finding it "really hard to even imagine" what it will be like under a governor who wants to work collaboratively with lawmakers. They finished strong. They picked up seats in the Senate and they minimized the "blue wave" in the House.

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