Elections in four states this month can test President Trump's power for a year after his own name was put to the vote.
Voters in Mississippi, Kentucky and Virginia are going to the polls today, while voters in Louisiana will cast a second vote later this month in their governor's race. The voters of New Jersey also cast a state vote on Tuesday, but this will not change the balance of power.
Trump held meetings in Mississippi and Kentucky – the homes of two major governmental races – in a week's time and will travel to Louisiana tomorrow, attempting to dislodge John Bel Edwards' state-owned democratic government by his so-called & # 39; angry majority & # 39 ;.
President Trump (right) held a meeting on Monday evening in Lexington, Kentucky to increase the prospects for re-election by government Matt Bevin (left). State voters go to the polls on Tuesday, as Bevin in a tight race with democrat Andy Beshear
Voters in Virginia (photo), Kentucky, Mississippi and New Jersey are going to the polls on Tuesday, with voters in Louisiana choosing a governor later this month. Although the New Jersey race will not be a bellwether, the races of the other four states can test the power of President Trump
Virginia voters (photo) will decide whether the state legislator will turn to blue, while voters in Mississippi, Kentucky and Louisiana will choose a governor in tight races that can demonstrate the power of President Trump on his way to an election year
In Lexington, Kentucky, Monday night, Trump tried to push the incumbent Republican Government Matt Bevin.
Bevin had had problems.
The Republican governor followed his Democratic opponent Andy Beshear, the son of the last Democratic governor of the state, Steve Beshear, at the start of the year with eight points. Last month they were tied according to a Mason-Dixon poll.
Trump has helped nationalize the race, while Bevin has contributed by supporting the conservative base in talking about pro-life and against & # 39; sanctuary cities & # 39 ;.
In Tupelo, Mississippi, the president was behind Friday's current Mississippi lieutenant governor Tate Reeves, the Republican, who is in a tight race against Mississippi attorney general Jim Hood, the democrat.
President Trump (right) also traveled to Mississippi on Friday prior to Tuesday's gubernatorial race. There he supported the Republican Tate Reeves (left) who is in a tight spot against the Democratic Mississippi General Jim Hood
A voter from Mississippi is holding a & # 39; Tuesday I voted up & # 39; sticker while the governmental race of the state has the attention of the country as to whether a democrat could become governor in the scarlet state
In Virginia, former vice-president Joe Biden (left) – who is applying for the Democratic nomination 2020 – stands together with former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe at a & # 39; Get out the Vote & # 39; meeting in Sterling, Virginia, Sunday
Democratic candidate Andrew Yang also gathered in Virginia prior to the state's Tuesday elections. Democrats hope to get the state house and the senate blue. Both are now closely in Republican hands
Hood has promised to expand Medicaid, which was an option for all states under President Obama's signature healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act.
Reeves is philosophically opposed to that.
And while Hood has the best shot of every democrat in years in red Mississippi, he will also face the constitutional hurdles of the Jim Crow era in the state. To win the entire state in Mississippi, a candidate must win both the majority of voters and the majority of district homes. If a candidate does not meet both thresholds, the House of Representatives decides who wins the election.
The state house of Mississippi is governed by republicans.
In Virginia, top democrats, including former Vice President Joe Biden and businessman Andrew Yang, have held events in the last days to insist on voting efforts in the hope that the state legislator would turn blue.
Both the state house and the senate are closely Republican, but Virginia has been democratically trending for years. If Democrats can take over the state, they will re-establish the districts once the results of the 2020 census are known.
Although Trump did not hold a pre-election rally in the state, he used his Twitter to get out of the vote.
& # 39; I hope everyone in the Great State of Virginia will VOTE Tuesday at all local and national elections to send a signal to DC that you have lower taxes, a strong military, border and 2nd amendment, great healthcare and must take care of our veterinarians. VOTE REPUBLICAN, & he tweeted on Sunday.
And in Louisiana, mid-October showed up to try to force a general election round between Edwards and one of the two Republicans to vote. It worked.
Now Edwards and Republican Eddie Rispone will record it on November 16th.
Trump will travel to Monroe, Louisiana on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. collection at the Monroe Civic Center.
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