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Re: International Politics
« Reply #151 on: November 07, 2018, 12:49:03 PM »
Early counting in the US midterms

House of Reps:  R 40 - D 35  ... Democrats have gained three seats so far.
                                              (there's 435 seats all up and the Dems would need to gain 23+ seats
                                                to gain control the House).

Senate:  R 42 - D 31 ....... no change in seats so far
                                      (100 seats all up. Polls pointed to Republicans holding the Senate).

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2018/nov/06/us-midterms-elections-2018-latest-live-polls-news-updates-donald-trump-republicans-democrats



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Re: International Politics
« Reply #152 on: November 07, 2018, 02:55:32 PM »
House of Reps:  R 139 - D 131  ... Democrats have gained 14 seats (need 23+).
                                                  Fox News projecting the Dems to win the House.

Senate:  R 50 - D 38 ...... Republicans have gained two seats.
                                      So they'll easily keep their Senate majority.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2018/nov/06/us-midterms-elections-2018-latest-live-polls-news-updates-donald-trump-republicans-democrats

The interesting thing is the further polarisation of the US vote. According to US media reports, moderates on both sides are apparently not doing well.
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Re: International Politics
« Reply #153 on: November 07, 2018, 03:35:26 PM »
Multiple US networks now projecting the Democrats to win the House. Republicans hold onto the Senate.

House of Reps:  R 155 - D 153  ... Democrats have gained 18 seats (need 23+).
                                                 
Senate:  R 50 - D 42 ...... Republicans have gained two seats. Already have the majority.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2018/nov/06/us-midterms-elections-2018-latest-live-polls-news-updates-donald-trump-republicans-democrats

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Re: International Politics
« Reply #154 on: November 09, 2018, 11:03:20 AM »
imagine losing to a dead candidate. and a brothel owning, god fearing one at that. by a landslide.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-08/dead-pimp-dennis-hof-wins-seat-in-nevadas-state-parliament/10475946

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Re: International Politics
« Reply #155 on: November 09, 2018, 05:35:46 PM »
would be so funny if big man trump wins a second term.

The leftys wont know where to turn. I suppose he has already been impeached 2 years ago i their eyes




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Re: International Politics
« Reply #156 on: November 11, 2018, 05:57:34 PM »
The American system is very different to ours and the presidential vote is two years away so no one even knows who his Democrat opponent will be. So, of course Trump can still realistically win a second term. They also have voluntary voting so any result depends on how many supporters of either side are motivated to turn up to vote and their electoral college system means a presidential vote can be won without needing to win the popular vote. He won't care if more and more Californians and New Yorkers vote against him as they are already Democrat states. If Trump holds onto Florida, Ohio and Iowa in 2020 then he'll win again. Based on the midterm results that's a possibly in those states. Trump won't then care after that as long as the Republicans hold majority in the US Senate so he can't be impeached.
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