Election Day 2018: What Happens? Who Wins?

Everyone has their own two cents on what will maybe possibly happen

(Fox News) It’s finally here.

After hundreds of campaign rallies, billions of dollars in donations, a nonstop blitz of TV advertising and polling that’s been in full swing since summer, Election Day has arrived – and with it, voters’ midterm verdict on whether Republicans should hold or lose their grip on power in Washington.

Democrats have been working toward this day since the moment President Trump was sworn in. They’ve waited two long years for the shot to win enough seats in Congress to cripple the 45th president’s agenda.

In the end, the elections will go one of three ways: Republicans hold both chambers, Democrats take the majority in both, or the parties split the House and Senate. Either of the latter two scenarios would be problematic for Trump, immediately putting a damper on his agenda.

By the numbers, 35 Senate seats, 36 gubernatorial seats and 435 House seats are up for grabs on Tuesday. And the biggest names in both parties say the stakes couldn’t be higher.

Well, really, we hear this every single election. Every two years we’re now hearing that this is the most important election of our lives.

Democrats need a net pickup of 23 seats to take control of the House, where they promise endless investigations which Trump will blast while also telling them to go pound sand. Prediction: Democrats pick up 20 seats and complain a lot about voter fraud, Republicans/Trump stealing the election, and Russian interference.

In the Senate, Democrats only need two seats for majority. Prediction: GOP picks up 4 seats.

For those 36 governorships, we’ll see what the people of those states think of a roaring economy that keeps getting better. And that’s where a lot of voters are going: the economy. They saw the malaise during the Obama years, and how it started pumping the minute Trump came in. Who gets out the vote the most? And how many Democrats #WalkAway? Democrats have been working hard to see who can go the furthest left. If Democrats do not get the Blue wave, they are going to be very blue, and there will be major, major meltdowns.

Thoughts?

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24 Responses to “Election Day 2018: What Happens? Who Wins?”

  1. Mangoldielocks says:

    Remember the TRIPOD of democratic strategy.

    Legislate
    Regulate
    LITIGATE.

    Right now 100’s of millions of dollars are pouring into the states AG races so they can sue trump over everything imaginable.

    In a way this is fair as the GOP did the same thing against Obama mainly in regard to his Executive actions but the Dems already have in place a strategy to stop trump by suing him over everything he does including his personal finances.

    Antifia might actually get their way.

  2. Mangoldielocks says:

    My prediction.

    I honestly think two things are very likely.

    1. The gop sweeps. Picking up 5-6 senate seats and a dozen or so more house seats.

    2. The Democrats eek out wins in several close senate seats and flip the senate 51-49. They win 40 house seats and take over the house.

    The first step will be to impeach Trump and the second step will be to impeach Kavanaugh. They will legislate and litigate Trump to a standstill. The economy will collapse again. The Democrats will insist upon a balanced budget because they no longer care about blacks. Only Hispanics who they can import like cheap wine. They will pass universal health care daily and send it to Trumps desk.

    Trump not used to losing will lose his mind and start a roaring battle with congress, slip up and do something that really does call for impeachment and voilla….they move on to Pence until they can get Pelosi into the White House.

    In the meantime a civil war begins. Not a shooting war but a real civil war that in the end will become so violent that the national guards in many states will be deployed to fire upon their own neighbors further creating the collapse of the United States of America.

    I should add, this might easily happen if the GOP adds seats and keeps the house and senate. I hold out zero hope for the continuity of this government.

    • formwiz says:

      One’s a lot more likely than 2.

      In any case, Trump will continue to do what he does best. Keep his cool and make the Lefties look like idiots.

  3. Mangoldielocks says:

    Why do I hold out zero hope for the continuity of this country?

    Because both sides absolutely HATE each other with such deep animosity that violence is only a micrometer from breaking into full blown rebellion. Stoked by a main stream media that is so similar to GOEBELS GERMANY OF THE 30’s and 40’s. Propaganda instead of news. Facts no longer matter and only progaganda is spewed by the nations PRESS.

    With each day the news is egging both sides to war. The MSM wants a war. They HATE the RIGHT and everything we stand for. This is 1915 Russia. This makes 1859 America look tame.

    Prepare. Get your house in order because no matter who wins, the shit is about to hit the fan.

    • formwiz says:

      Dude, the snowflakes haven’t got the guts for it. Or the firepower, for that matter.

      They’ll spend 40 years in the wilderness and give up.

      • Mangoldielocks says:

        You think? I know a lot of leftists who own an arsenal. Silicon valley is now firmly in the hands of leftists. What are you going to do when they cut you off. Cut Pirates cove off because it does not meet their standards? Not allow you on the internet?

        The south said the same thing about the north. All them confederates had guns and farms and the north had a bunch of windbags….Wasn’t long until those windbags were well armed and well equipted.

  4. formwiz says:

    Democrats complain a lot about voter fraud?

    Surely you jest. Complaining about it would require they admit it happens.

    As for the House, that eminent authority Ned Silver said, No one should be surprised if Democrats only pick up 19 seats and fail to take the House”.

    Given his past record, it may be the Rs who pick up a few seats.

    And Ezra Klein of Vox even has the excuse, weird though it may be, “I don’t think people are ready for the crisis that will follow if Democrats win the House popular vote but not the majority”.

    I’m sure Jeffery will jump to agreement.

  5. Jethro says:

    Near record or record turnout in St. Louis area. This is often bad news for the GOP, but it’s anyone’s guess this election. Dems need a turnout advantage to overcome the advantage the GOP has institutionalized with gerrymandering.

    The Dems will not attempt to impeach tRump unless it’s shown that he has committed crimes so heinous… Impeachment is a lose-lose for Dems. More likely is that tRump will reach a deal with the DOJ to keep himself and family from being indicted.

    progaganda is spewed by the nations PRESS

    After all they are “the enemy of the people.”

    Facts no longer matter

    Facts no longer matter?????? You dare type those words about the press with tRump as ‘president’?The truth is that you accept the lies of tRump… 6000 since inauguration and counting. Your ‘president’ fans the flames of hatred each and every day because it suits HIS purposes, not the nation’s.

    He could have run this campaign on the economy and the commonweal that the continued recovery should inspire. He could have focused on helping the working classes. He chose division, pitting the white working classes against the rest of America.

    The right and trump are in full panic mode, and are dangerous because of it. The cowardly attacks in Pittsburgh, Louisville, Tallahassee… the mail bombs, the Proud Boys… as evidence.

    The primary objective of today’s right appears to be angering liberals. TRump said as much last night in Rush Limbaugh’s hometown. They’re hoping the hate will sustain their base. The alternative would be policies that actually help the base – and the rulers of the GOP (wealthy donors) – who actually call the shots – do not want that.

    • Near record or record turnout in St. Louis area. This is often bad news for the GOP

      Here’s the problem with that, Jeff. Having high turnout in very Dem voting areas simply means that the Democrat who was always going to win in the heavily Dem area wins. It doesn’t change the equation for toss ups and close races. So don’t read too much into heavy turnout in urban, or other, areas.

      • Jethro says:

        Porter,

        Note that I also said, “but it’s anyone’s guess this election”.

        What a heavy turnout in urban/suburban areas can mean is that the majority may actually win an election. But it’s anyone’s guess this election.

        TRump has spent the last several weeks doing nothing but campaigning, ‘firing’ up his base with stories of murderous Hondurans, MS13, ISIS and smallpox-carrying babies amassing at our southern border ready to rape our white women! Maybe it’s enough to sway the electorate. We should know this evening.

        • formwiz says:

          It’s more important in Presidential elections because carrying the state means carrying the electoral votes. Midterms are tricky because certain groups, like yoots, don’t show up.

          And “heavy turnout” is often in the eye of the beholder or the imagination of the copywriter. Not to mention the vote fraudster.

          • formwiz says:

            PS And where did we hear of this near record or record turnout in St. Louis area?

            Just another of the trollmasters’ scams?

  6. Mangoldielocks says:

    After all they are “the enemy of the people.”

    Because they spew stuff you agree with does not make them facts or the truth.

    Facts no longer matter?????? You dare type those words about the press with tRump as ‘president’?The truth is that you accept the lies of tRump… 6000 since inauguration and counting. Your ‘president’ fans the flames of hatred each and every day because it suits HIS purposes, not the nation’s.

    Perhaps he is no different than the flames you fan here at this website to stir up hatred for your own personal reasons. You dare challenge him when you do the same thing?

    6000 lies and counting…Okay I have to look that up because I’m sure the left has a website that counts them.

    Okay, I stopped with lie number one according to Washington post being the amount of money raised for vet charities as either 4.5 or 5.5 million and that trump said his 1 million pledge was not mailed yet. Wow I can see how that just rocked your world. You must have lost your mind over that lie.

    • Nighthawk says:

      I was going to point you to WaPo but I see you already found it. Imagine being SO overcome by TDS that you expend the money and resources to construct and maintain a database of one person’s so-called “lies”.

      As you saw, what they call “lies” really aren’t but they count on the feeble minded drones to just read the number at the top and repeat it.

    • Jethro says:

      you fan here at this website to stir up hatred… You dare challenge him when you do the same thing?

      It was in all the papers – DJ tRump is president. His hateful words are heard by 100s of millions, if not billions. Mine are heard by a few, and are less hateful than his, anyway.

      Just because you disagree with the truth doesn’t make the truth hateful.

      • formwiz says:

        His words aren’t hateful, they just mean the Demos can’t stuff the ballot boxes and ram their Commie agenda through.

        I know, sucks to be you.

      • Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

        Mine are heard by a few, and are less hateful than his, anyway.

        But you’re still full of hate and still very stupid and still full of shit, little dumbass.
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    • Jethro says:

      Seriously? You won’t admit that tRump lies daily? About everything. You know he lies, we know he lies, he knows he lies – he’s creating his own reality! He lies so much that no one can keep up. He lies, and you don’t care – in fact, his cult loves that he lies!

      The size of crowds, whether Muslims celebrated 9/11, He won the popular vote! Millions of illegals voted for Hillary! Obama’s unemployment rate was 42 percent! Obama was born in Kenya! Obama tapped his phones! Hillary was the original birther! The US has the highest taxes! The US murder rate is the highest in forever! Dems/Jews/Soros is funding the ‘mob’! The ‘mob’ has ISIS, MS13, rough people coming to rape your women! We will protect preexisting conditions! Obama created ISIS!

      http://trumplies.us/

      Humpty tRumpty: “When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.”

      Alice: “The question is whether you can make words mean so many different things.”

      Humpty tRumpty: “The question is which is to be master — that’s all.”

      The assertion of the power to define reality is destructive of democratic governance, in part because many people believe him and are not amenable to contrary evidence.

      • formwiz says:

        The only one I know who lies daily is you.

        And he did win the popular vote when you discount the fraudulent votes.

        Or is every vote legal as long as it’s Democrat?

        “When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.”

        That’s not a lie. You may disagree with it, but it’s true.

        “The question is whether you can make words mean so many different things.”

        Depends on what the meaning of is is.

        The assertion of the power to define reality is destructive of democratic governance, in part because many people believe him and are not amenable to contrary evidence

        You could easily say that about Franklin Roosevalt. Or Zippy.

        • Jethro says:

          If you really believe that tRump won the popular election you are mentally ill, and shouldn’t be allowed a firearm. It seems more and more NuCons are falling victim to Neurotrumpisitis, defined as a psychopathy where the affected can no longer distinguish reality from falsehoods.

  7. Mangoldielocks says:

    Who cares if he lies? I CARE ABOUT ACTIONS AND GETTING STUFF DONE. Those of us who support Trump know what he is doing. He is baiting the left and turning them into frothing Idiots….lolololol. He knows what he is doing.

    The MSM lies daily, hourly, every minute a1000 times a day not 5000 times in 444 days. He is trolling you and the MSM and they are falling for it hook, line and sinker. JUST lIKE YOU ARE TROLLING US HERE to get a rise out of us by saying outlandish things.

    Are you a bad person? Racist? Communist? Does that make you a bad person because you lie here daily, make stuff up and try to race bait or lie to prove a point? You know what your doing.

  8. Dana says:

    I did my part! At least in the Sixth District of Kentucky, that blue wave was like one from the ocean, which broke against a concrete seawall, and washed away harmlessly. I’m proud to say that mine was one of the votes which helped keep the Sixth District red.

    Looks like Lt Col Amy McGrath’s “90th Mission” crashed and burned. 80% of her money came from outside the Bluegrass State.

  9. Mangoldielocks says:

    Turned out pretty good for the GOP. They held onto most of the state houses and added Govenorships to their bank account. Looks like they might end up with 53-54 senate seats.

    Losing the house is a blessing in disguise. Perhaps the left will calm down, or at least stop marching and burning down buildings.

    Listening to Nanny Pelosi say how wonderful of a leader with total bipartisan and fully transparent acts of benevolence she will install in the house literally made me vomit in my mouth….LOLOLOL… They were already tweeting Impeach trump and demanding his tax returns as their first order of business.

    She shouldn’t even be speaker although she is so shrewd and has such a huge bank account to bankroll Dems in the house every 2 years that if I was a betting man I would say she easily wins the Gavel.

    They will play nice for about 1 day and then they will begin investigating everything in sight. Most of Trumps cabinet will resign rather than face legal battles daily for the next two years. Trump will have to quadruple his legal staff and on and on it will go.

    But thats okay. This is why the Democrats keep losing elections. Their should have been a blue wave given Trumps bombastic and unlikeable attitude and trolling of the left and the MSM. But there wasn’t. In fact the GOP did quite well despite losing the house which will play to their benefit in 2020 when those same obstructionist Dems have to defend seats in RED STATES and RED DISTRICTS.

    Good job Dems. Good Job PuBs. I promise I wont burn anything down because the GOP lost the house.

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