Today is All About Trump

Almost every race in the country will be decided based on how a person views the President.

All politics should be local, but President Trump himself has insisted it is like he is on the ballot. And he is right. Today is a nationalized election about Donald Trump and depending on where you live it will have major implications for Democrats and Republicans.

In urban and suburban areas, there has been a decided shift away from President Trump. That will impact House races and more likely than not cause the House to go to the Democrats. While there are signs the GOP could hold it, most signs point to the Democrats and I think that is most likely.

The GOP will also lose a number of Governors races and state legislative races.

Everyone had been confident the GOP would pick up more seats in the Senate, but the late breaking trends have been away from the GOP in places like Arizona and Nevada. Senator Heller of Nevada is probably going to lose his seat, though he has put up a tough fight. It will be very close there.

The reality is that it will be closer than it needs to be because the President decided he wants to scrap birthright citizenship. While that may be popular with a lot of readers here and on other conservative sites, they ignore within their own echo chamber that the issue does not play well as a whole. In fact, there are plenty of signs that the issue got Hispanic voters to early voting when they would not have otherwise done so.

If the GOP does well today, it will be because Americans are looking around and realizing Donald Trump isn't as bad as they thought.

If the GOP does badly today, it will be because Americans, including some of those who voted for him, have decided someone needs to restrain the President. Up and down the ballot the issue of Trump will impact voters.

In fact, the biggest question I have is whether he will be as poisonous to his own party's electoral chances as Barack Obama was to his.

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MrSoul
MrSoul

Trump was allowed to become the POTUS because the powers that be knew that he would be just as polarizing a figure as Hillary Clinton. Both candidates played right into the NWO plan, which is to destroy America from within by pitting one citizen against another. Not only did the two candidates happily play their part, but now the masses are following in lock step. And, unfortunately, no one seems to have the fortitude to stand up and say enough is enough to this juvenile bickering. So long, America...

Tledab55
Tledab55

The actual reason is he does not want to get impeached. If he is not guilty why is he campaigning so hard?

JASmius
JASmius

This is why the GOP is doomed, both today, in two years, and for years to come after that. They exchanged four last-gasp years in the White House for a generation in the political wilderness. The 2018 midterms are just the downpayment on the travails to come.

SC Welch
SC Welch

The 14th specifically addressed the citizenship of slaves and children of slaves. It was never intended for every pregnant cockroach who can crawl across the river and pop out a baby moments later to receive citizenship for their child and the "right" for all that child's relatives to come and get on our welfare line (meant specifically to keep blacks and trashy whites voting democRAT for the next 200 years, according to LBJ himself).

Still Jules
Still Jules

SCOTUS did interpret the clause, and ruled on it. And the ruling has never been challenged. It is just ignored.