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Voters defeat most state tax measures on midterm ballots

Voters defeat most state tax measures on midterm ballots

Finance
When it came to tax measures on the ballot, midterm election voters were quick to say, "no." In the last 15 years, voters have approved about half of tax measures on ballots, said Vanessa Williamson, a fellow in governance studies at the Brookings Institution. This year, there were a lot more "no's" than typical, she said, perhaps due to this particular election's overwhelming controversy and high number of key races. "When in doubt, many people vote 'no,'" she said. Most rejected measures w...
Mid-term elections: Democrats win House in setback for Trump

Mid-term elections: Democrats win House in setback for Trump

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device The Democrats have taken control of the US House of Representatives in the mid-term elections, dealing a blow to President Donald Trump.A Democratic majority in the lower chamber for the first time in eight years will restrict his ability to steer his programme through Congress.But Mr Trump's Republicans are set to strengthen their grip on the Senate.Tuesday's vote was seen as a referendum on a polarising president, even though he is not up for re-election till 2020.The election confirms a historical trend for the party that is not in the White House to make gains in the mid-terms. Media playback is unsupported on your device House Democratic leader Nan...
Mid-term elections 2018: Trump makes final bid for votes

Mid-term elections 2018: Trump makes final bid for votes

World
US President Donald Trump has made a last bid for voters to back the Republican party on the eve of a nationwide election that is seen as a referendum on his presidency."Everything we have achieved is at stake tomorrow," he said during a blitz of three final rallies.The mid-term elections come half way through his four years in office, and will determine how effectively he can govern for the next two years.Voter turnout is expected to be high. At stake are 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 35 of 100 seats in the Senate - the two bodies that make up Congress. Governors are also being chosen in 36 out of 50 states. All you need to know ahead of mid-terms Your simple guide to the US mid-terms In recent days, the presiden...
Mid-term elections 2018: Race rows mire campaign homestretch

Mid-term elections 2018: Race rows mire campaign homestretch

World
Race-baiting allegations have mired the homestretch of the US mid-term elections, turning it into one of the ugliest campaigns in recent times.US networks have withdrawn President Donald Trump's ad about a cop-killing illegal immigrant.Meanwhile, racist automated calls targeted prominent African-American candidates in Florida and Georgia.Control of Congress is up for grabs in Tuesday's poll, which is being seen as a referendum on Mr Trump.His ability to govern in the final two years of his term will hinge upon the outcome.Americans are voting for all 435 seats in the House, and 35 of the 100 Senate seats. All you need to know ahead of mid-terms Your simple guide to the US mid-terms The Republican president - who has been holdin...