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'Everything's at stake' on eve of first Trump-era elections

President Donald Trump acknowledges the crowd as he leaves a rally Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Chattanooga, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
CORRECTS TO SAY THAT DONNELLY IS A CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE, NOT A GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE - Former President Barack Obama, right, and Democratic congr...

President Donald Trump acknowledges the crowd as he leaves a rally Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Chattanooga, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

CORRECTS TO SAY THAT DONNELLY IS A CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE, NOT A GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE - Former President Barack Obama, right, and Democratic congr...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The day of reckoning for America's major political parties has nearly arrived.

Voters on Tuesday will decide the $5 billion debate between President Donald Trump's take-no-prisoner politics and the Democratic Party's super-charged campaign to end the GOP's monopoly in Washington and statehouses across the nation.

There are indications that an oft-discussed "blue wave" may help Democrats seize control of at least one chamber of Congress. But two years after an election that proved polls and prognosticators wrong, nothing is certain on the eve of the first nationwide elections of the Trump presidency.

While he is not on the ballot, Trump himself has acknowledged that the 2018 midterms, above all, represent a referendum on his presidency.


Updated : 2021-10-16 21:17 GMT+08:00