Adam Schiff, 115th U.S. Representative of CA 28 District (presented at: WindermereSun.com)
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As of 1:55 pm, Nov. 7, 2018, Midterm election results: Democrats take control of the House at 50.6% vs. Republican’s 45.1% (416 out of 435 seats are declared), Republicans expands Senate majority at 51% over Democrat’s 44% (97 out of 100 seats are declared). A new Democratic majority will restore the U.S. Constitution’s checks and balances to the Trump administration. It’s a tight race in state of Florida: Florida Governor position is won by Republican Ron DeSantis at 49.7% over Democrat Andrew Gillum’s 49%. U.S. Senate election results for Florida: Republican Rick Scott won at 50.2% over Democrat Bill Nelson’s 49.8%. So, both Florida Senator and Florida Governor election will need to be recounted. (Please refer to: Florida Has Three Legal Recounts For Midterm Elections) Exit poll shows that healthcare is the most important issue (41%), followed by immigration (23%), economy (22%), and gun policy (10%). In terms of Trump’s job approval rating: 54% disapprove, 45% approve.
Amendment 4 of Florida is passed (64% yes vs. 36% no), restoring voting rights of 1.5 million Floridians with felony record who have already paid their debts to the society.
There is a record number of female representatives elected into the House. Here are some new faces to watch for in the hall of Congress in the future: Sharice Davids of Kansas (the first female Native American in Congress), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (29 year old) of New York, Abby Finkenauer (29 year old) of Iowa, and Abigail Spanberger (former CIA) of Virginia.
Sharice Davids, first Native American Congresswoman elected from Kansas (presented at: WindermereSun.com)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Congresswoman elected from New York (presented at: WindermereSun.com)
Abigail Spanberger, Congresswoman elected from Virigina and former CIA (presented at: WindermereSun.com)
CNN projects that the Democrats have won enough seats to take control of the US House of Representatives from the GOP, in the video “Democrats take control of House, CNN projects” below:
Live coverage of the 2018 midterm elections as Campaign 2018 is in full swing. Stay here for results and updates throughout the night from CBS News as America votes for key Gubernatorial, Senate and House candidates across the country, in the video “Live Midterm Election Results, Democrats win control of House, Republicans retain Senate” below:
Florida voters have restored the rights to vote for felons with its approval of Amendment 4 to its state constitution. The amendment, which passed with at least a 2 million-plus margin, paves the way for potentially millions of convicted felons in the state to vote, in the video “Florida Votes To Restore Voting Rights For Felons” below:
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., saluted her party’s candidates in Tuesday’s elections, saying a Democratic Congress would lead with “transparency and openness” in the video “Nancy Pelosi on Democratic majority: ‘Tomorrow will be a new day in America” below:
The president closed out midterm campaigning by playing to the base’s fears on immigration and on race. With the GOP picking up Senate seats despite a House win for Dems, will Trump continue his rhetoric into 2020? The panel discusses, in the video “Joe: For First Time In Two Years, It Doesn’t Matter What Donald Trump Thinks” below;
Rep. Adam Schiff is poised to become chairman of the House Intelligence Committee when Democrats take control of the House. He says the GOP abdicated their responsibility on the Russia investigation and that he plans to restore relationships between the committee and the intelligence community, in the video “Representative Adam Schiff: Robert Mueller Likelier To Finish His Work” below:
Showtime’s ‘The Circus’ hosts Alex Wagner And John Heilemann encourage Democrats not to downplay the importance of their House win, calling it a ‘BFD.’ (see: Google’s search results for ‘BFD’), in the video “The Dems’ House Win Is A ‘BFD’ Says Alex Wagner And John Heilemann” below:
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