Democrats Regain Control of House Amid Historically High Voter Turnout – In a strong but expected setback for President Trump, Democrats regained a majority in the House of Representatives in an election that went down in history for its record high rate of voter turnout. Democrats won seven governorships. In turn, the Republicans expanded their dominance in the Senate and at least an important governorship. This rearrangement of powers is likely to further complicate the second term of the Trump presidency, as José López Zamorano reports from Washington.
We present a summary of this and other headlines from the 2018 mid-term elections. – In California, Democrats swept the Republican Party in races ranging from the governorship and the state legislature to the U.S. Congress. In Texas, Republican Ted Cruz managed to win re-election to the Senate, but his rival, Democrat Beto O’Rourke, left a legacy of millions of citizens and young people excited and mobilized. In Georgia and Florida, among allegations of irregularities, a vote-by-vote count is being carried out in historic elections that could result in novel victories for two African-American gubernatorial candidates.