Midterm elections are more than three months away, and yet Republican and Democrat congressmen have seemingly already decided that no matter what, Russia may have a hand in them. People will be flocking to polling stations on November 6, and while Republicans and Democrats seldom see things eye-to-eye, they seem to agree on one point: that Moscow has apparently set its eyes on the midterms. It’s being speculated that Russia may not be cherry picking at all, but may target both sides of the political spectrum in bulk. RT’s Caleb Maupin looks at the allegations and whether the ‘enemy’ may actually be homegrown. If you like this story, share it with a friend! … [Read more...] about US midterm elections: Whether Democrat or Republican lose… just blame it on Russia
Midterm election polls
According to the poll, 58 percent of Americans expect interference in the upcoming election, while 39 percent of respondents do not worry about meddling at all. The survey showed Democrats are more concerned about foreign interference than Republicans. Nearly 80 percent of Democrats said they are very or somewhat concerned about external influence and 42 percent of Republicans expressed similar ideas. READ MORE: Trump Contradicts Basic US Values With Remarks on Pardoning Self — Senators © AP Photo / Manuel Balce CenetaTrump Says Has 'Absolute' Right to Pardon Himself Amid Russia ProbeHowever, 64 percent of US citizens remain quite confident that their votes will be counted accurately in the midterm election. The 2018 midterm election will be held on November 6. The Republican and Democratic campaign are already underway amid continuing investigations into Russia's alleged meddling … [Read more...] about Most Americans Believe Foreign Powers to Interfere in Midterm Election
By Aruna Viswanatha and Aruna Viswanatha The Wall Street Journal BiographyAruna Viswanatha @aviswanatha [email protected] Erica Orden Erica Orden The Wall Street Journal BiographyErica Orden @eorden EricaOrden [email protected] May 6, 2018 7:00 a.m. ET 450 COMMENTS WASHINGTON—The clock is ticking for special counsel Robert Mueller. With six months to go until November’s midterm elections, Mr. Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign will soon run into a dead zone of sorts, in which former prosecutors say they expect him either to wrap up, or lie low and take no visible steps until after the election. Though Mr. Mueller doesn’t face any specific legal deadline, the fall midterms amount to a political one, according to experts and prosecutors. He will reach a point this summer when Justice Department habits dictate that he will have to either finish his inquiries or go dark and stretch out his … [Read more...] about Mueller Probe Might Have to Go Dark for Midterm Election
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest In midterm elections, Republicans are running against ... Hillary Clinton. Still. Hillary Clinton has left politics, but the Democrat is still all over midterm political ads and not in a good way, a USA TODAY Network analysis shows. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 43 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Chrissie Thompson and Deirdre Shesgreen, USA TODAY Network Published 3:45 a.m. ChT May 2, 2018 | Updated 6:59 a.m. ChT May 2, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 43 COMMENT EMAIL MORE COLUMBUS, Ohio — When Hillary Clinton lost her 2016 bid for the presidency, she retired from politics. In Ohio, it's as if she never left. More than … [Read more...] about In midterm elections, Republicans are running against … Hillary Clinton. Still.
Taking Congress back from the Republicans in this year's midterm elections may be more difficult for Democrats than anticipated, according to recent polling. A new poll from ABC News and the Washington Post shows Democrats’ advantage is narrowing in a so-called “generic ballot”, where voters are asked which party they plan to favour in the coming election. In January, Democrats lead Republicans in a generic matchup by 12 per cent. In April, that lead was just 4 per cent. The polls come in advance of the November midterms, when the two parties will battle for control of Congress. The most potential for change exists in the House, where Democrats need to flip just 24 seats to regain the majority. The calculations thus far have looked to be in their favour, as President Donald Trump’s approval ratings hit historic lows and dozens of Republican politicians announced their resignations. Read more Republican governor warns … [Read more...] about Democrats losing lead on Republicans in midterm election polls