Democrats take House from Republicans

US Democrats are set to take control of the House of Representatives for the first time in eight years, a crucial victory that spells trouble for President Donald Trump in the second half of his first term in office.

To win the House, all Democrats needed to do was to flip 23 Republican seats, a task that proved too easy for the opposition party.

While the Senate was a lost cause from the get-go, Democrats were highly optimistic that they would win back the lower chamber of Congress.

Initial results of the frenzied midterm elections projected Democrats as the next majority party in the House, with NBC predicting a 230-205 makeup. 

People cheer while watching election results during a midterm election night party hosted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee November 6, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP)

By winning the House, Democrats will have the opportunity to frustrate Trump’s legislative plans and ramp up their…

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