- Title: New York voters stress need to 'get out and vote'
- Date: 6th November 2018
- Summary: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 6, 2018) (REUTERS) VOTERS IN LINE AT A POLLING STATION SITUATED IN BARUCH COLLEGE VARIOUS OF VOTING BOOTHS WITH PEOPLE BEHIND THEM VOTERS STANDING IN LINE TO CAST BALLOT / MAN AT VOTING BOOTH (SOUNDBITE) (English) NEW YORK VOTER, NANCY SVERDLIK, SAYING: "...Because of what's going on in this country and the way that the - at the very highest level of this country - we are in serious trouble. And the fact of the matter is that if you don't get out and vote then they are stuck with what they, their own inactivity. So if people don't get out and vote and make change, then they are destined to live with the terror for the next two years." (SOUNDBITE) (English) NEW YORK VOTER, ALEX JEAN BEULIEU, SAYING: "Well, without insulting the current president, I don't like what's happening, and I don't like the changes that are happening. And so if your voice isn't heard, you can't make a change." (SOUNDBITE) (English) NEW YORK VOTER, AUSTIN MORA, SAYING: "I think there's a lot going on today, and I think there's a lot of divisiveness in the country right now. And I think people just need to go out and vote. It's not really, maybe, the most important one, but I think it's something that people really care about today, more so maybe than the last few years, that people just really need to get out and vote." JOURNALIST ASKING: "And why is it important for you?" "I think I see a lot going wrong, maybe in the community today and the country at large, so I think there's something that as a citizen of the U.S., I need to get out there." VARIOUS OF POLL WORKERS INSTRUCTING VOTERS VARIOUS OF VOTER LISTENING TO POLL WORKER MAN FEEDING BALLOT INTO MACHINE / PEOPLE WAITING IN LINE TO CAST BALLOT PEOPLE WALKING TO VOTING BOOTHS BOOTH WITH (English): 'VOTE' WRITTEN ON IT VARIOUS OF VOTERS FILLING OUT BALLOTS IN POLLING BOOTH VOTERS WAITING IN LINE TO CAST BALLOTS VARIOUS OF POLL WORKER ASSISTING VOTER IN CASTING BALLOT MAN CASTING BALLOT VOTER WALKING INTO POLLING STATION SIGN READING (English/Spanish): 'VOTE HERE' PEOPLE WALKING INTO POLLING STATION SIGN READING (English): 'BARUCH COLLEGE' / MAN WALKING PAST POLLING STATION ENTRANCE
- Embargoed: 20th November 2018 13:29
- Keywords: voting midterm election Democrats Republicans Baruch College Manhattan
- Location: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- City: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA00195DBZ9J
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Voters in Manhattan on Tuesday (November 6) told Reuters they felt their votes in the midterm election were important in determining the course of the country and urged others to "get out and vote."
After a divisive campaign marked by fierce clashes over race, immigration and other cultural issues, Americans began casting votes early on Tuesday to determine the balance of power in the U.S. Congress and shape the future of Donald Trump's presidency.
The first national elections since Trump captured the White House in a stunning 2016 upset will be a referendum on the polarizing Republican president and his hardline policies, and a test of whether Democrats can turn the energy of the liberal anti-Trump resistance into victories at the ballot box.
All 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, 35 U.S. Senate seats and 36 governorships are up for grabs on Tuesday in elections focused on dozens of competitive races from coast to coast that opinion polls show could go either way.
Democrats are favored by election forecasters to pick up the minimum of 23 House seats they need for a majority, which would enable them to stymie Trump's legislative agenda and investigate his administration.
Republicans are expected to retain their slight majority in the U.S. Senate, currently at two seats, which would let them retain the power to approve U.S. Supreme Court and other judicial nominations on straight party-line votes.
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