America held its breath. As they headed to the polls in the so-called referendum on their President, no-one knew what might happen.

Like so often in US politics, though, this morning ended with change in one direction, and a move in the other.

The Democrats regained a majority in the House of Representatives.

It is a body blow for Donald Trump, for sure. It could see his legislative agenda tied up in knots. It could and is likely to see him investigated. For the President, it is not so much fake news, as bad news.

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But Republicans held onto control of the Senate in yesterday's midterm elections. That will allow the President some opportunity to build forward for re-election, to claim a mandate.

As it was, the Democrats picked key wins in suburban districts from Virginia to Colorado to Florida, according to early results from congressional races around the country.

Many media outlets predicted this morning that the Democrats would win more than the 23 seats they need to gain control. 

In the Senate, Republicans retained their narrow majority after Democrats lost several high-profile races including those in Indiana, North Dakota, Tennessee, Missouri and Texas.

Present Trump is so far in bullish mood today. A short time ago, he Tweeted: "Tremendous success tonight. Thank you to all!"

The votes are still being counted. For America, things still haven't yet added up.