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    I have a friend who knows nothing about US government... what are midterm elections and whats the impact? I.E. Trump/Reps gets majorty votes; or Trump/Reps gets nill.

    Amount of seats in the house?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snaapz View Post
    I have a friend who knows nothing about US government... what are midterm elections and whats the impact? I.E. Trump/Reps gets majorty votes; or Trump/Reps gets nill.

    Amount of seats in the house?
    Too simple to just sum up like that. Plenty of info that explains it here.

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    Thanks, that led me to here https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/midter...rats-1.4855905

    A Canadian site and didn't really answer my question but thanks!!

    For Canadian politics it is quite simple; the elected party is either a majority ( >50% seats) and can more easily push things. Or they are a minority and need the support of the opposition to pass their bills.

    We don't have midterm elections at a Federal level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snaapz View Post
    I have a friend who knows nothing about US government... what are midterm elections and whats the impact? I.E. Trump/Reps gets majorty votes; or Trump/Reps gets nill.

    Amount of seats in the house?
    We're voting for all 435 seats in the House as they are re-elected every two years. We're also voting for 35 Senate seats that have reached the end of their six-year terms. The odds are increasing that Democrats will take the House back from the Republicans, but the odds are also increasing that Republicans will keep the Senate since 26 of the Senate seats up are being defended by Democrats and only 9 by Republicans.

    Right now, Trump and the Republicans control everything. If Dems can take one chamber of Congress, they can slow down or halt Trump's agenda similar to what happened to Barack Obama in 2010.

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    Thank you. Now I know there is stigma with supporting Trump; I went to a Godsmack/Shinedown concert in the US and I befriended some concert goers, teachers actually. They told me they felt embarrassed by Trump.

    Meanwhile to me (and I don't know much at all) Canadian dairy farmers and Canadian steel workers are feeling as though the USA got the better end of the deals Trump had recently made to NAFTA. USA workers will benefit, Canadian workers/farmers are scrambling to compensate and the Canadian gov is already subsidizing dairy farmers.

    Isn't it good that Trump has the balls to make some real moves that benefit the USA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snaapz View Post
    Thank you. Now I know there is stigma with supporting Trump; I went to a Godsmack/Shinedown concert in the US and I befriended some concert goers, teachers actually. They told me they felt embarrassed by Trump.

    Meanwhile to me (and I don't know much at all) Canadian dairy farmers and Canadian steel workers are feeling as though the USA got the better end of the deals Trump had recently made to NAFTA. USA workers will benefit, Canadian workers/farmers are scrambling to compensate and the Canadian gov is already subsidizing dairy farmers.

    Isn't it good that Trump has the balls to make some real moves that benefit the USA?
    They're not benefiting American workers; they're benefiting corporations and the super rich. Pig farmers here in Tennessee are furious about the tariffs and saw the proposed bailout for them as insulting. These are people who voted for Trump. Also, separating families at the border, banning immigrants from entering the US, and appointing a sexual assaulter to the Supreme Court isn't worth any trade-off, and I'm likely forgetting other human rights abuses this administration has perpetrated because it feels like it all happened 20 years ago.

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    Well, whatever happens on November 6, November 7 (or shortly thereafter) is gonna make a lot of people happy and a lot of people really angry. Time will tell who gets what.

    Mueller ready to delivery key findings in Trump probe

    Reportedly, yes or no answers on clear evidence of collusion and clear evidence of obstruction of justice are set to be answered in release...if it is made public, that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snaapz View Post

    Isn't it good that Trump has the balls to make some real moves that benefit the USA?
    If only things were that simple... so when Trump's bullshit tariffs hit the pockets of farmers (read: his voting base), he subsidizes their losses with a 6 billion dollar check... and that money still comes from somewhere. It's a form of socialism his supporters like. Maybe if he can win that lawsuit against California for keeping net neutrality alive he can take it out of there, because we sure as shit aren't voting for him and he knows it.

    Regarding the kind of balls I'd like our leaders to have, it'd be the sort that doesn't have him licking Putin's boots.

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    wh counsel resigned meuller ready to drop the hammer after the midterms
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