Divided country, divided results: Democrats poised to gain U.S. House in midterm elections - but GOP likely to expand Senate majority

November 7, 2018

The midterm elections Tuesday were widely seen as a referendum on President Trump and his first two years in office. Here, he speaks at a campaign rally in Fort Wayne, Ind. on Monday, one day before voters went to the polls.

By Staff

Democrats were projected to gain control of the U.S. House on Tuesday night, winning a foothold on power in an election that served as a national referendum on President Trump and a test of the support that powered him to the White House.

But it wasn’t the wave that some had hoped for. Republicans appeared likely to expand their majority in the Senate as one of the most emotionally charged midterm elections in years again showed a country deeply divided by demographics and geography.

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