The Democratic Party has claimed one of its biggest scalps of the US midterm elections by taking a Senate seat in a previously Republican stronghold.
President Donald Trump has revelled in his party’s victories in the US Senate and mocked fellow Republicans who lost after not seeking his support.
Democrats seized the House majority from Republicans in midterm US elections but the “blue wave” did not reach the Senate where President Donald Trump’s party gained ground while some key state governorships remained in the red column.
Democrats have won a majority in the US House of Representatives, gaining the power to investigate President Donald Trump and help shape America’s political agenda for the next two years.
The Democrats were on track to gain House control but the Republicans held their Senate majority as voters rendered a mixed verdict in the first nationwide election of Donald Trump’s turbulent presidency.
The Republicans have retained Senate control for two more years, shattering Democrats’ dreams of an anti-Trump wave sweeping them to a majority.
Both the Democrats and Republicans had reasons to be cheerful as the United States headed to the polls for the midterm elections. The Republicans maintained control of the Senate, while the House of Representatives looked as if it would come under Democrat control.
US president Donald Trump’s Republicans seized victory in Indiana’s high-profile Senate contest, defeating Democratic incumbent Joe Donnelly and making the Democrats’ narrow path to a Senate majority ever slimmer.
The US has voted in midterm elections billed by some as among the most important in history. Here are six things to emerge so far.
The outrage of the Democratic resistance is facing off against the brute strength of president Donald Trump’s Republican party in a fight for control of Congress and statehouses across the nation.
Millions of Americans have voted at 2018 midterm elections, which many believe will be a crucial verdict on President Donald Trump’s first two years in office.
The voters were having their say on Tuesday as Donald Trump faced the first US national election of his presidency against a Democratic party hoping to turn the page on a stunning defeat in 2016.
Today millions of Americans are heading to the polls for the 2018 midterm elections, which many believe will be a crucial verdict on President Donald Trump’s first two years in office.
US president Donald Trump used his final pitch before the midterm elections to ask voters to help preserve “fragile” Republican victories that could be erased by Democratic gains in Congress.
Donald Trump has signed an executive order authorising sanctions against foreigners who meddle in US elections.
Plans to redraw the political map of Scotland have been finalised following a consultation.
Online trolls convicted of a new crime of intimidating election candidates would be barred from public office themselves under plans being considered by the Government.
A candidate in the race for the University of Aberdeen’s ancient rector position has said allegations of posters being ripped down was “extremely disappointing”, but refused to “point fingers”.
Councillors from across the political spectrum were to meet today at the Town House as coalition talks enter another day.
A councillor has said he will not be seeking re-election this year - after almost a decade of service.
Tributes have poured in for Barack Obama a day after Donald Trump won the American election to become the next US president.
Voters across Scotland are heading to their nearest polling station to cast their votes for this year's Election.
The sparkling grey granite of Union Street sits at the heart of the Aberdeen Central constituency. But as well as the city’s main retail areas, the constituency covers a number of varied wards. Voters living in Tillydrone, Seaton and the harbour area are likely to have different priorities from those in the more affluent Midstocket and Rosemount.