Democrats began to scent a big night in the United States midterm elections Tuesday with early results pointing to them seizing the House of Representatives from the Republicans in what would be a dramatic rebuke to President Donald Trump.
The 2018 midterm elections will determine whether Democrats or Republicans control Congress.
She said that the election result is about "restoring the system of checks and balances" in Trump administration thus indicating that the new Democratic party would play the role of a strong opponent in for the US President.
Democrats were gaining significant ground in the battle for House control Tuesday night, while Republicans held their Senate majority as voters rendered a mixed verdict in the first nationwide election of Donald Trump's turbulent presidency.
A simple House majority would be enough to impeach Trump if evidence surfaces he obstructed justice or that his 2016 campaign colluded with Russian Federation.
The swing in the House came as Democrats overcame gerrymandered districts in a number of states to win seats that in normal election years were out of their reach.
"The midterm elections used to be, like, boring", Trump told a crowd in Cleveland, Ohio, on Monday.
Cuomo, in a speech to supporters, said he hopes to "vindicate" the trust New Yorkers have placed in him by electing him to another four-year term. "We believe that the economy should work for everyone, not just those at the top", Perez said.
The main question to be answered during the current midterm elections is whether the Republicans will cede their control over the House of Representatives to the Democrats.
Democrats are on pace to take back control of the House in January, riding a wave of suburban fury against President Trump, a disciplined message on health care and a huge upsurge of activism from their base to secure a check on the president's agenda and win the chamber for the first time since 2010.
But the majority said he was a factor - with about one-third of them saying their vote was to support Trump and another one-third saying they voted to express opposition to the president.
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is hailing "a new day in America".
Meanwhile, Ted Cruz fended off a spirited challenge from Democrat Beto O'Rourke and Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn triumphed in Tennessee.
Democrats, whose very relevance in the Trump era depended on winning at least one chamber of Congress, were laser-focused on health care as they predicted victories that would break up the GOP's monopoly in Washington and state governments.
Democrats did succeed in holding on to Sen.
The victory will return Democrats to the bargaining table in Washington in January, giving them a check on Trump's policy agenda and subpoena power to investigate the president.
In Missouri, Republican Josh Hawley also unseated incumbent Democrat Sen.
In the Senate, Republican Mike Braun snatched the seat from Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly, but corruption scandal-tainted Senator Bob Menendez saved his seat for the Democrats in New Jersey.
Trump's Republican coalition is increasingly older, whiter, more male and less likely to have a college degree.
At a polling place in Snellville, Georgia, more than 100 people took turns sitting in children's chairs and on the floor as they waited in line for hours.
Former US president Barack Obama, who campaigned across the country for Democrats, warned Americans that in his first two years in office President Trump has de-shaped America.
S&P equity index futures erased most of their gains on expectations Democrats would seize the House.
The writing may have been on the wall in September, when Democrats unexpectedly lost a state Senate seat in San Antonio.