The midterm elections will be contested for all the 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate.
By Rakesh Raman
Democratic nominee in the 2016 U.S. presidential race Hillary Clinton – who had defeated Donald Trump in popular vote – has urged the voters to vote in the 2018 election.
Although Trump had received majority of the 538 state-by-state electoral votes to win the presidency, Clinton won 48.2% of the popular vote compared with 46.1% for Trump.
In other words, Clinton had received nearly 3 million more votes than what Trump got in the November 2016 election. But the U.S. election system declared Trump as the winner and he became the president.
Despite his alleged links with Russia and demands for his impeachment, Trump is expected to complete his four-year term. He also has declared emphatically that he will win again in 2020 to continue his presidency until 2024.
Conjectures are also rife that Hillary might run for president again in 2020, considering the fact that actually she had won the last election in terms of number of votes polled.
Now she is campaigning for the midterm elections. “If your friends and family aren’t registered, they can’t make their voices heard in this fall’s critical midterm elections. Take one minute right now to share this link with them via text, email, Facebook message, or carrier pigeon,” Clinton tweeted Wednesday.
If your friends and family aren’t registered, they can’t make their voices heard in this fall’s critical midterm elections. Take one minute right now to share this link with them via text, email, Facebook message, or carrier pigeon: https://t.co/tTgeqxNqYm
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 7, 2018
The 2018 U.S. elections are scheduled to be held on November 6, 2018. These midterm elections will be contested for all the 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate. Moreover, the elections will also be held for 39 state and territorial governorships among other local elections.
By Rakesh Raman, who is a national award-winning journalist and social activist. He is the founder of a humanitarian organization RMN Foundation which is working in diverse areas to help the disadvantaged and distressed people in the society.
Photo courtesy: Hillary Clinton
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