One day before the midterm elections, polls indicate Donald Trump's Republican stranglehold on Congress is in for a major shake up, as the president responds to bleak results with fear and loathing. This in turn would have significant implications for President Trump, who would not be able to ignore the Democrats.
All 435 seats in the US House of Representatives, 35 US Senate seats and 36 governorships are up for grabs in elections focused on dozens of competitive races from coast to coast that opinion polls show could go either way.
"The question is whether the Democrats win control of the House by 10, 20 seats or more", veteran pollster Peter Hart told Fairfax Media.
"If House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., take control of Congress, they will drag America back into the economic abyss we struggled so hard to climb out of", Trump wrote. Republicans are favoured to maintain or slightly expand their slim 51-seat to 49-seat Senate advantage, and Trump's ability to strategically inflame white-working-class and rural conservatives may be a key factor.
Of the 35 Senate seats that are facing polls, 26 were held by the Democrats.
There are indications that a so-called "blue wave" may help Democrats seize control of at least one chamber of USA congress.
Waters, who is black, doesn't have a leadership position like Schumer or Pelosi, but is nearly always mentioned in the same breath as them at Trump's rallies.
While the economy continues to thrive, Trump has spent much of the campaign's final days railing against a caravan of Latin American immigrants hoping to seek asylum at the US border. "No nation can allow its borders to be overrun". They can do whatever they want and I can do whatever I want'. "The press is very much considering it a referendum on me and us as a movement". "That is an invasion of our country".
Polling analyst Nate Silvers gave the Democrats a seven in eight chance of reclaiming the House, but just a one in six chance of winning a majority in the Senate.
Trump campaigned in Indiana Monday, just three days after his last visit, in a desperate effort to take down a Democratic incumbent here.
Trump was holding his final three get-out-the-vote rallies in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Cape Girardeau, Missouri, where he was being joined by special guest Rush Limbaugh. When you participate in the political process, you can be a check on bad behavior.
There are around 250 million Americans who are eligible to vote, but turnout in midterm elections is typically about 40%.
"Health care is on the ballot", former President Barack Obama told Democratic volunteers in Virginia.
Democrats' fate depends upon a delicate coalition of infrequent voters - particularly young people and minorities - who traditionally shun midterm elections.
Female college graduates in well-off suburbs are in the spotlight because many are voicing disgust with Trump's aggressive rhetoric, and their votes could decide tight races in Democrats' favor.
"We probably will do pretty well based on all of the numbers we're looking at now because we're seeing an energy people haven't seen since the last election in '16", said Trump.
Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov added that accusations of Russian interference in the midterm elections were "empty statements".
There are also governor positions to be won. RealClearPolitics puts Trump's average approval at about 43 percent, with 53 percent disapproving.
Voters cast their ballots for Early Voting at the Los Angeles County Registrar's Office in Norwalk, California. Even with the United States economy largely humming along, and Republican candidates desperate for Trump to highlight the gains, the president himself often prefers to rile up a crowd over immigration.