US Mid-Term Election Results 2018
President Donald Trump’s Republican Party have retained control of the Senate and the Democrats now have control of the House of Representatives. The Democrats took control of the House, having gained more than the 23 seats they needed. It is the first time the party has held the majority in the lower house of Congress for eight years. The loss of the House will make it harder for President Trump to push his policies forward.
Meanwhile, the Republicans have kept control of the Senate, the upper chamber of Congress, and will increase their majority. They gained Indiana, Missouri and North Dakota from the Democrats. The Democrats have only gained one Senate seat in Nevada.
However, not all Senate seats will have a final result on Wednesday. Voters in Mississippi are expected to return to the polls later this month after the special election race there is expected to be decided by a runoff, as no candidate took more than 50% of the vote.
Turnout Rate :
The 2018 mid-terms look set to be historical for voter turnout, as forecasts based on early voting suggest turnout will be as high as 47%.
This would be higher than any year since 1970.