The Democrats took over the majority in the House of Representatives of President Trump's Republican Party on Tuesday, but the Republicans gained ground in the Senate and retained important governorship posts.
The mixed verdict in Trump's first nationwide election of the presidency showed the limits of his attempts to trouble Americans about immigration issues. College voters trained in the suburbs of the nation rejected his warnings of an "invasion" of migrants. But the workers and rural America adopted his aggressive speech and attitude.
The new majority in the Democratic House will end the dominance of the Republican Party in Washington for the last two years of Trump's first term, with key issues surrounding health care, immigration and government spending.
"Tomorrow will be a new day in America," said Nancy Pelosi, chairwoman of the house's minority house, which would be the next speaker in the house.
But the Democrats have a tight margin. You need 218 seats for a majority. The Democrats won 219 and the Republicans 193, with winners in 23 races indeterminate.
The Presidential party will retain control of the executive branch of the government alongside the Senate, but the Democrats will have a solid foundation that will allow them to scrutinize Trump's administration and its long-held tax returns.
Trump sent a warning early Wednesday.
"If the Democrats believe they are wasting the taxpayer's money to investigate us at the domestic level," Trump tweeted, "then we'll also be forced to examine them for all leaks of classified information and much more in the Senate Level can play this game! "It was not clear which" leaks "he referred to.
It could have been a much bigger night for the Democrats, who suffered stinging losses in Ohio and Florida, where Trump-backed Republican Ron DeSantis ended Democrat Andrew Gillum's attempt to become the first African-American governor of the state.
The 2018 elections also pointed to an extraordinary political reorientation in a voter directory characterized by race, gender and education, which could shape US policy for years to come.
The achievements of the GOP were supported by a coalition that is markedly older, whiter, more masculine, and less graduate. The Democrats relied more on women, black people, adolescents and university graduates.
The record variety on the ballot may have contributed to turnout.
Voters were on their way to sending at least 99 women into the house, which shot the record of 84. The house also received its first two Muslim women, Massachusetts elected its first black congresswoman, and Tennessee received its first senator.
Overall, women voted much more for Democratic candidates in Congress – with fewer than four out of ten Republican votes, according to VoteCast, a nationwide poll of more than 115,000 voters and about 20,000 non-voters.
At house races, Democrats made seats in districts outside of Washington, Philadelphia, Miami, Chicago, and Denver. The party's dreams of a Senate majority, increasingly unlikely, were destroyed following the losses in Indiana, Missouri, Tennessee, North Dakota and Texas.
Trump encouraged voters to consider the mid-term of 2018 in response to his leadership, and proudly pointed to the emerging economy at its recent rallies. According to VoteCast, nearly 40 percent of voters vote to speak out against the president, while one in four votes voted in favor of Trump.