Despite not being on the ballot, Trump made the midterm elections about him.
Republicans are expected to retain their slight majority in the US Senate, now at two seats, which would let them retain the power to approve US Supreme Court and other judicial nominations on straight party-line votes.
The rejected ad featured footage of an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, Luis Bracamontes, bragging about his murder of two California police officers in 2014, with ominous music in the background, followed by images of the migrant caravan that originated in Central America of poor refugees and asylum seekers that Trump and his mostly white followers have characterized as criminals and terrorists. Yet Democrats tempered expectations for a "blue wave", characterizing the fight for power as a block-by-block slog.
Dr Boys said: "I think the greatest threat to Donald Trump winning a second term, not from a named Democrat, but from a potential challenger from within the Republican Party". "So I think it's much more local than what we all talk about".
The outcome has serious stakes for the president.
Highlighting the questionable judgment that has caused many of her fellow House Democrats to seek to replace her as party leader in the lower chamber, Pelosi proudly embraced the Republican attack language that Democrats are the party of "San Francisco values". Yet a Democratic House could also give Trump a rare chance for bipartisan deal-making as he gears up for re-election.
When Blackburn took the stage briefly, she told supporters, "If you want to vote no to Hillary Clinton and her cronies one more time, stand with me". Trump might even end up impeached by the House.
The party hopes younger voters, suburban moderates and minorities will be drawn to the polls to react against the president's rhetoric.
If Republicans maintain their hold on the Senate and the House of Representatives, they could build on their agenda and that of President Trump.
Today's elections are the first opportunity for Americans to have a say about Donald Trump's presidency.
Trump's Republican coalition is increasingly older, whiter, more male and less likely to have a college degree. Hundreds of millions were spent by the parties, supplemented by more money from outside groups, to frame the debate. Republicans now hold 51 against the Democrats' 49 (with two independents).
Gallup pollster Frank Newport said that puts pressure on Democrats to make sure their supporters get out and vote.
Election workers Mark Bezanson, left, and Julie Olson dump ballots collected earlier in the day from drop boxes onto a table for sorting at the King County Elections office, Monday, November 5, 2018, in Renton, Washington. The results could shift the balance of power in Washington and alter the next two years of Trump's presidency.
Several districts on the East Coast with early poll closing times were among those watched Tuesday for signs of the electorate's mood. Dean Heller versus Democrat Jacky Rosen in Nevada; Democrat Kyrsten Sinema versus Republican Martha McSally in Arizona; Democratic Sen. She was expected to lose to political newcomer Jennifer Wexton.
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There are also governor positions to be won.
Finally, University of Virginia Professor Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball ratings project 229 seats leaning to the Democrats and 206 at least leaning to the Republicans. Harris was facing a stiff challenge from Marine veteran and small-businessman Dan McCready.
The tax law has been particularly problematic for Republicans in New Jersey, where four of five GOP-held seats were being seriously contested. "This is not what we expected the final weeks of the election to focus on".
Democrats need 23 seats to take the House.
"I know his opponent - he's a bad guy, not a good person".