Trump, Democrats in frenzied final push ahead of United States elections

Youth turnout could hold the key in the US mid terms and threaten Trump's hold on Congress

"You'll start to see questions being asked about how taxpayer dollars are being wasted, how the government is being used as a piggy bank for the Trump family", Klain says.

They face strong headwinds. She lashed a sign to her front porch reading "VOTE FOR GUN CONTROL", and she is stunned every time she sees the crowd at Trump rallies on television cheering for his divisive language. Conservative Party candidate Sam McCann, a Republican state senator, will take from 5 to 7 percent of normally GOP votes away from Rauner. "Everything we voted for in 2016 is on the line in 2018". "I don't think so", Trump said, invoking images of the caravan of Central American migrants moving through Mexico.

Turnout isn't just high for Democrats. He casts his rivals as an angry, liberal and risky "mob" and plays up gains in the economy.

Trump's remarks came as he barnstormed the country delivering fiery speeches on behalf of Republican candidates - and more than a week after Democrats blamed his rhetoric on immigration for a mass shooting by an extremist who attacks a Pittsburgh synagogue, ostensibly because a Jewish organization was helping immigrants.

In the Senate, depending on how results from other races shake out, there is the possibility that control is not known on election night or for weeks after.

Trump frequently denies that he misleads the public and instead blames the media for what he describes as distortions of his words.

Trump began last week to warn that a loss might be coming, suggesting it would not be a big problem: "My whole life, you know what I say?"

But the nonpartisan analyst notes that in two years when control of Congress changed control, the 2016 Democratic and the 2010 "Tea Party" wave, the winning party rolled up 57 per cent of the tossups and all the races leaning their way, along with 19 per cent of the seats leaning the other way, along with 9 per cent of the other side's "likely" seats.

As recently as last week, when Trump was accused of sowing division with his response to the synagogue shootings in Pittsburgh and harsh rhetoric on migrants travelling to the United States border from Central America, voters heard little about that from Democrats running for Congress. Emblematic of the thinly-disguised racist tropes he often resorts to, Trump told his supporters in Florida this week that the election is about "safety" that Democrats are aiming to destroy (in the state where he has property) and "when people are camping on your front lawn - remember (Andrew) Gillum", the Democrat in the running for the state's governorship.

Trump's rallies have focussed mostly on Senate and gubernatorial battles in states he won in the 2016 White House race - from Florida and Missouri to West Virginia and Ohio.

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Xherdan Shaqiri , Jordan Henderson and Nathaniel Clyne are not included. We have no political message , absolutely not", Mr Klopp said.

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Having arrived from Sampdoria this season, the Uruguayan midfielder has adjusted quickly and is a partner to the 26-year-old. We know that to get to that chance, you have to get the three points in games like we had against Crystal Palace.

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Like their hosts, PSV have a pretty slender chance of reaching the knockout stages. 'We know we need to win to be alive. Sometimes football is so political". "Which character am I? It's fiction but it can translate to many businesses".

Democrats could derail Trump's legislative agenda for the next two years should they win control of the House or the Senate. "'Don't worry about it, I'll just figure it out.'" Bracing for defeat, he said on a conference call with supporters Monday that he wasn't sure the election could fairly be considered a referendum on him.

"Communism is the past", Trump said at the White House on October 4.

As the economy rebounded, so, too, did their fortunes.

"The vast majority of women voters are angry, frustrated and they are really done with seeing where the Republican Party is taking them, particularly as it related to heath care and civility", said Stephanie Schriock, who leads EMILY's List, a group that help elect Democratic women. "It's not good for us", he said about (illegal) immigrants.

Former President Barack Obama - on the campaign trail for the Democratic party - said earlier on Monday that "the character of our country is on the ballot". "I was not politically aware and awake".

Parag Thatte, equities strategist at Deutsche Bank in NY says: "Our trading desk thinks betting on volatility reducing after the election would be a good trade right now". But the real variable is Mr Trump himself.

But the president - to the unease of some in the party - has instead used his almost nonstop schedule of campaign rallies to keep the spotlight on what he calls the security threat from migrants seeking to enter the nation through Mexico. "He is telling it like it is".

As part of that oversight, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has named a top priority: forcing Trump to hand over his tax returns. Some 31 million people - of an estimated 250 million electorate - have already voted in early polling even before polls formally open on Tuesday morning.

"If you want more caravans and you want more crime, vote Democrat".

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