Americans' vote in midterms seen as report card for Trump

Voters cast ballots at a polling station in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Nov 6, 2018.
Voters cast ballots at a polling station in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Nov 6, 2018.PHOTO: AFP

Americans voted in the midterm elections yesterday, with analysts giving the opposition Democratic Party a strong chance of gaining a majority in the House and also winning a handful of important state gubernatorial races, while the Republican Party was expected to retain its majority in the Senate.

His name is not on the ballot; nevertheless the midterm elections are seen as a referendum on President Donald Trump and a signal of the public mood halfway through his term.

A high turnout boosted by young and first-time voters is seen as favouring the Democrats.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 07, 2018, with the headline 'Americans' vote in midterms seen as report card for Trump'. Print Edition | Subscribe