Where Do I Vote

November 2, 2010 by USA Post 

Where Do I Vote, (AFP) – Democrats Barack Obama faces a day of reckoning on Tuesday as Americans voted in key elections likely to see Republicans take control of the House of Representatives.

Amid a wave of anger at the ailing economy, Democrats also feared heavy losses in the Senate in two moves that could seriously impair the ability of Obama to continue his reform agenda.

Butanlysts predict the Democrats cling to a slim majority in the Senate, dividing power in Washington and setting the stage for a war superheated political future of Obama’s reelection bid in 2012.

The president warned Monday that the vote “will have an impact for decades to come” and called on Americans demoralized and suffering during the worst economic crisis in decades, not to abandon his campaign for change.

Polling day began in a cold before dawn at 06:00 (1000 GMT) in eight states, and after moving through four areas of the nation would be time to finish after midnight (0400 GMT Wednesday) in remote areas Alaska and Hawaii.

The last days of campaign heats and increasingly bitter saw a huge effort to get out the vote, especially by Democrats, the White House base supporters flood of emails and tweets on the network of micro- Twitter blogging.

“Today is election day. Help give Pres. Allies Obama for advancing America,” said a text message sent to mobile phones.

Forecasters have predicted the Republicans will seek between 45 and 70 seats in the House, more than the 39 they need to get a majority.

The counting of votes in the most contested races should take days, but experts estimate that there would be little doubt Tuesday night with winners and losers.

Republicans have vowed to overthrow Obama sweeping revision of health care and the signing promised a tightening of the budget and tax cuts they said would reduce the deficit, stimulate growth and create jobs.

Encouraged by the conservative movement Tea Party, Republicans are hoping a new enthusiasm will lead them to victory, but needed to win a series of tight races in states like California, Illinois, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Virginia West.

Kentucky Republican Senate candidate Paul Rand, a favorite Tea Party and the front-runner in the race, said he wanted to see radical changes if elected.

“I will work to try to change the entire government,” Paul told CNN Tuesday.

Government “is broken from top to bottom”, and Republicans and Democrats have shown themselves to “unreliable,” he said.

“What we need to do is balance the budget and I do not think they will strengthen and make it unless we force them to do so by law.”

All 435 seats in the House of Representatives, 37 points in the 100 Senate seats and 37 of the 50 governorates are at stake Tuesday.

Democratic National Committee chairman Tim Kaine kept a brave face on CNN Tuesday.

“The other guys tell me they will take both houses back, we say we will hold both houses,” Kaine told CNN. “We are seeing positive signs in the early voting taking place in states that permit. ”

But Dick Durbin, the second highest-ranking Democrat in the Senate, was more frank in his assessment. “We will lose some ground, I’ll be honest with you,” he told MSNBC.

The control of the House Republicans would counter Obama’s plans to fight against global warming and the revision of U.S. immigration, and to control the committees that could launch probes detrimental in the administration.

Obama, who held a press conference Wednesday after the vote, accused the Republicans would have the power to predators health insurance companies and credit card and financial barons by the repeal of health care and reform of Wall Street in addition to an already full presidential legacy.

The Democrats have been working desperately to deny the Republicans the 10 new Senate seats needed to regain the room, including a tough battle on Obama’s former Senate seat from Illinois.

The list of endangered species included Senate Democrats Majority Leader Harry Reid, locked in a tight race with Republican and Tea Party Preferred Sharron Angle in Nevada.

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