However, Goodstein believes that the relative silence over the alleged links between Trump's 2016 campaign and Russian Federation will be broken again as soon as the Democrats take over the House.
Carol Burton, another Democratic voter says she voted against the Republicans: "We need a curb on Trump, there won't be any checks on him if Republicans win". But the share of the country that could decide control of the House of Representatives might be smaller.
Meanwhile, Sen. Ted Cruz fended off a spirited challenge from Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke, and Republican Sen. Joe Donnelly versus Republican Mike Braun in IN; and Democratic Sen.
The Senate majority leader is Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.
At least two lower-profile elections with presidential implications were decided after the first major wave of polls closed in the East. With so much at stake, Trump campaigned in over a dozen states with Senate elections since Labor Day, visiting some multiple times.
Long lines and malfunctioning machines marred the first hours of voting in some precincts, including in Georgia, where some voters reported waiting up to three hours to vote in a hotly contested gubernatorial election.
According to Michael McDonald of the US Elections Project, 38.4 million Americans cast their ballots early this time compared with 27.4 million in the 2014 midterm.
A majority of the 113,000 voters surveyed said the country is headed in the wrong direction.More news: 'Breaking Bad' movie in the works by Vince Gilligan
Democrats themselves sought to root their campaigns in more bread-and-butter issues, such as health-care and what they portrayed as Republican assaults on the popular aspects of Obamacare. Several television networks, including the president's favorite Fox News Channel, yanked a Trump campaign advertisement off the air on the eve of the election, determining that its portrayal of a murderous immigrant went too far.
"The president absolutely is the focal point".
During an election-eve rally in Cleveland on Monday, President Trump claimed that mid-term elections, which used to be "boring", have now become the "hottest thing" because of him, attributing voter turnout and media attention to his presidency.
The Democrats are favoured by election forecasters to pick up the 23 seats they need to gain a majority in the House, but opinion polls show they have slimmer hopes of picking up the two seats they need to gain control of the Senate. And: Will Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker win re-election?
Republicans had another pickup opportunity in New Jersey, where Democratic Sen. The incumbent was reprimanded by a Senate ethics panel after corruption charges were dismissed following a mistrial, turning a what should have been a sure bet for Democrats into a close fight. Another top California Democratic representative, Adam Schiff, would likely rise to chair the House Intelligence Committee, where he is now the ranking member. In suburban Chicago, Republican Representative Peter Roskam, a key architect of the 2017 tax overhaul, was defeated by Democrat Sean Casten. All 435 seats are being contested today. Elizabeth Warren in MA, according to CNN projections. We will be at both the headquarters for Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Republican challenger Marc Molinaro.
Trump spent the day at the White House, tweeting, making calls, monitoring the races and meeting with his political team.
He and the first lady were to host an evening watch party for family and friends. "In short, should the Democrats take the House, we can expect more policy gridlock and the revelation of more political scandals", Brown said.
"They don't care. They want to use the impeachment power to vindicate their view of government". Still, while Bill Clinton and the Democrats lost 54 seats to Republicans in 1994, and Barack Obama and the Democrats lost 63 seats to the Republicans in 2010, it doesn't look like Donald Trump and the Republicans will lose almost that many seats to Democrats in these 2018 midterms.More news: Trump Calls US Midterm Elections 'Tremendous Success'
Some Democrats have already vowed to force the release of his tax returns.
When one party holds power in both chambers, like the Republicans do now, then it is easy for the president to pass through bills on his agenda.
Trump's Republican coalition is increasingly older, whiter, more male and less likely to have a college degree. Democrats are relying more upon women, people of color, young people and college graduates. Democrats were gaining speed in their quest for the House, which would give them the ability to launch investigations into the president and stymie his agenda.
The demographic divides were coloring the political landscape in different ways.
Overall, more voters disapproved of Trump's job performance than approved - a finding that is largely consistent with recent polling.
Democrats faced a far more hard challenge in the Senate, where they were nearly exclusively on defense in rural states where Trump remains popular.
His opponent Jacky Rosen is a first term congresswoman who is hoping to capitalise on the strong vote for Hillary Clinton in the State two years ago.
One of the few Republicans who did not campaign as a Trump acolyte - Mitt Romney - handily won his race for the open Senate seat in Utah, marking a return to the national stage for the party's 2012 presidential nominee.More news: Women chirpiest in the morning less likely to develop breast cancer