PressTV-US midterm congressional elections: What’s at stake

We are only days away from the 2018 US midterm congressional elections, a battle between the Republican and the Democratic parties that will determine the future of US politics for the next two years.

Traditionally, midterm elections have been about winning more influence in the Senate and the House of Representatives in order to drive home political objectives that while different along the party lines, never threatened to turn the government system on its head.

However, thanks to a very divisive presidential election in 2016 which saw Donald Trump enter the White House, the November 6 face-off between the Democrats and the Republicans have turned into an all-out war that has already raised the alarms about the beginning of a dark chapter in the history of US politics.

More than anything, this year’s candidates are separated by their positions with regards to Trump’s racist and discriminatory policies towards immigrants and…

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