Donald Trump is pulling out all the stops with just a day to go in the US Midterm elections.
The vote comes at a crucial point in the President’s term in office and will give voters a chance to have their say on how well Mr Trump is doing.
But the race for the Senate and the House of Representatives is close and anything could happen in the final day of campaigning – especially now former president Barack Obama is on the campaign trail.
Express.co.uk brings you all the states polls, predictions and news on the Midterm Elections. All times GMT.
Tuesday November 6
01.58am update: FiveThirtyEight publishes final overview of its predictions for the House
FivefirtyEight, a website that focuses on opinion poll analysis, has just published its final overview of its predictions for the House.
Nate Silver, co-founder and editor of the website, believes there is an 86% chance the Democrats win the House.
12.36am update: Donald Trump halts Indiana rally due to medical emergency
Donald Trump was forced to halt his rally in Fort Wayne, Indiana on Monday night, following a medical emergency in the crowd, with one Trump fan requiring urgent medical assistance.
The US leader expressed concern for the safety of a rally attendee while delivering an address in Indiana, less than 24 hours before polls open for the crunch US midterm elections.
Pointing to an individual in the crowd, Trump said: “Do we have a doctor please. Doctor, doctor in the house please, thank you.
“Okay, take your time, no problem. take your time, Doctor please, doctor.
“Take your time, take your time.”
12.00am update: Donald Trump due to appear at rally in Missouri
Donald Trump is due to appear at rally in Missouri, making a final push on the eve of the US midterm elections.
The rally will take place at Cape Girardeau.
Before Missouri, the US President was in Indiana another rally where he claimed that Democrats will take a “wrecking ball to our economy and to the future of our country.”
11.13pm update: US stock rise ahead of midterm elections
US stocks rose on Monday as financial and health care companies finished higher.
However, Apple and other technology companies continued to fall.
It comes after a red October, where markets endured the worst month in years.
Martina Bet takes over reporting from Kate Whitfield
9.30pm update: Latest poll and betting odds update
Recent polling still shows the Democrats have a good chance of taking control of the House, with polling site FiveThirtyEight gives the Democrats an 87.3 percent chance of this manifesting.
The Senate, however, paints quite a different picture, and a bleaker one for the Democrats.
FiveThirtyEight gives the Republicans an 83.3 percent chance of retaining Senate control.
Midterm elections: Voters head to the polls on November 6
9pm update: Vice President Mike Pence predicts a GOP victory in Montana
At a Montana rally on Monday, Vice President Mike Pence said: “I keep hearing about this blue wave that’s coming our way.
But I got to tell you, I got to tell you, it kind of reminds me of a couple years ago today. I mean was standing — I was standing there with a man who would become President of the United States.
“You know, that was the night he turned the blue wall red, remember? And I got a feeling that blue wave is gonna hit a red wall right here in Montana and all across America.”
8.30pm update: Trump tells Ohio midterms “used to be boring” but are now the “hottest thing”
On one of his last-stop campaign rallies, President Trump told supporters in Cleveland to imagine his name was on the ticket.
He said that midterm elections “used to be boring.
“Now it’s like the hottest thing.
“These guys are making a fortune because of me and you. That’s true,” he said, gesturing to the media.
“I mean, who ever even heard of midterm?”
8pm update: It looks set to be a stormy election day
A significant storm system is taking shape over the middle of the country and it could bring nasty weather to the Northeast, Midwest and South on Election Day, CNN weather reported.
An area of low pressure moving through the Midwest into the Great Lakes will spark strong storms along a trailing cold front, and it will bring severe weather to parts of the South on Monday night.
The storms will be ongoing into Tuesday and could mean a stormy start to the polling day for many states from the Great Lakes all the way to the Gulf Coast.
Every state east of the Mississippi River is likely to see rain at some point when the polls are open on Tuesday, though some states will undoubtedly see more storms and potentially disruptive weather than others.
Midterm election day weather map
7.15pm update: Trump’s final rally frenzy
President Trump has three campaign rallies in three states today, the last day before the midterm elections.
First, he’s heading to Cleveland, Ohio, for a 2.45pm. ET rally. After that, he’ll rally in Fort Wayne, Indiana around 6pm. ET.
His last stop is Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Fox News host Sean Hannity is expected to appear as a “special guest” at the 10pm ET rally.
6.45pm update: Obama: ‘who we are is on the ballot’
Former President Barack Obama made his closing argument for Democrats in Virginia.
Mr Obama, who struggled with a hoarse voice as a result of intensive campaigning, said: “Most importantly, the character of this country is on the ballot, who we are is on the ballot.
“What kind of politics we expect is on the ballot, how we conduct ourselves is public life is on the ballot. How we treat other people is on the ballot.”
6pm update: Justice Department responds to Trump’s “ILLEGAL VOTING” tweet
The Justice Department will send personnel to 35 jurisdictions in 19 states to “monitor compliance with the federal voting rights laws.”
The announcement came after President Trump warned that “Law Enforcement has been strongly notified to watch closely for any ILLEGAL VOTING,” which was met with fierce criticism as turnout is expected to be key for this election
Announcing the increased presence of authorities, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said: “This year we are using every lawful tool that we have, both civil and criminal, to protect the rights of millions of Americans to cast their vote unimpeded at one of more than 170,000 precincts across America.
“Likewise, fraud in the voting process will not be tolerated. Fraud also corrupts the integrity of the ballot.”
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announces the increased official presence
5.15pm update: Trump urges people to get out and vote
After sparking controversy about unfounded “illegal voting” claim (see 4.50pm update), President Trump stressed the importance of voting in the midterm elections in a conference call with supporters organised by his campaign.
He said: “The election tomorrow is very vital.
“I’m not on the ballot — in a certain way I am on the ballot. Whether we consider it or not the press is very much considering it a referendum on me and us as a movement.
“Many of them are saying it’s a referendum on what we’ve done. I don’t know about that … but that’s how they’re going to play it.
“If we don’t have a good day they will make it like it’s the end of the world. Don’t worry if we do have a good day they won’t give us any credit.”
4.50pm update: President Trump accused of trying to deter voters
In his latest Twitter tirade, president Donald Trump has again found himself in hot water after being accused of spreading false claims about illegal voting.
In the tweet, Mr Trump wrote: “Law Enforcement has been strongly notified to watch closely for any ILLEGAL VOTING which may take place in Tuesday’s Election (or Early Voting). Anyone caught will be subject to the Maximum Criminal Penalties allowed by law. Thank you!”
There has yet to be any evidence or reports of what he is referring to, but critics have accused the president of trying to scare people away from the polls.
Midterm elections: Trump’s latest tweet
4.20pm update: Companies offer employees time off to vote
More than 370 companies are offering employees paid time off to vote, the New York Times reports.
They include Walmart – the country’s largest private employer with 1.5 million workers – Tyson Foods, and Levi Strauss.
Midterm elections: A rally in Georgia where former President Barack Obama was campaigning
6pm update: Ten races to watch
- Kentucky’s 6th District: The Early Indicator
- Virginia’s 7th District: Tea Party vs. The Resistance
- New Jersey’s 7th District: The Trump Drag
- California’s 45th District: Welcome to the O.C.
- Iowa’s 3rd District: Obama-Trump Turf
- Texas’ 7th District: The Swanky Suburbs
- Georgia’s 6th District: The Wave Maker
- Missouri Senate: A Red State Toss-Up
- Nevada Senate: A Test of the Health Care Argument
- Florida Governor: The 2020 Teaser
To learn more about how the midterms work, read our midterm elections simple guide here.
3.15pm update: “We are in a battle for America’s soul”
Former Vice President Joe Biden said on Sunday this election is the most critical of voters lifetimes.
“This is so important for our kids. This is the most important election you’ve ever been part of, no matter how old or how young you are. The very character of our nation is on the ballot Tuesday,” Biden said in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where he stumped for Governor Tom Wolf and congressional candidate George Scott.
He said: “We are in a battle for America’s soul.
“When hatred is given a chance to fester, it gives license for others to come out of the darkness. When this distorted worldview is fueled online, it spreads, ladies and gentlemen.
“And when the President of the United States of America assigns, as he did, a moral equivalence between those dark forces and those opposing them, that puts fuel on the fire of intolerance and legitimates people who should never be heard.
“Our children are listening and they’re watching. And our silence is complicity. Silence is complicity. But folks, we will not be silent.”
“We have to reset the moral compass of this nation.
“That’s what Tuesday is about.”
Joe Biden: ‘We have to reset the moral compass of this nation’
14.20pm update: Celebrities ramp up last-minute push for voter turnout
Normally, presidential elections are when we’d expect to see many famous people campaigning – but this time is different.
Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Ryan Reynolds and even Taylor Swift have been encouraging their followers to vote in the mid-terms.
It’s the first time she has voiced her political views.
Kate Whitfield takes over live reporting from Vickiie Oliphant
12.59pm update: Latest polls
Nationally, about 52 percent of Americans disapprove of Trump’s performance.
More people say they would vote for a Democratic candidate than a Republican in Tuesday’s congressional elections, Reuters/Ipsos polling shows.
11.18am update: Barack Obama has accused Donald Trump of lying and “fear-mongering”
Obama issued a scathing attack on Trump’s administration as campaigning reached its final day today.
And he warned Democrats not to be distracted during an appearance in Indiana days before the midterm elections.
Without using President Trump’s name, the former president warned the Republicans were “telling us that the single most grave threat to America is a bunch of poor, impoverished, broke, hungry refugees a thousand miles away”.
10.50am update: Joe Biden joins the campaign trail
Mr Biden, who was campaigning in a tight congressional race in conservative central Pennsylvania, urged people to vote Democrat in tomorrow’s election.
He said: “We are in a battle for America’s soul.”
The former vice president added Democrats must take back the country to reset the nation’s moral compass, saying: “This is the United States of America. We can take it back.”
Midterm elections: Donald Trump is out in full force today
9.26am update: Voter turnout in Mississippi could impact control of the Senate
Dallas Breen, director of the Stennis Institute of Government, told Fox News the most crucial thing in this midterm is voter turnout.
Breen said this could allow Democrat Mike Espy, a candidate for US Senate, to create cracks in the Republican stronghold of Mississippi.
“He’s going to win because people like me and everyone else in here are going to get people to go out and vote,” veteran Eugene Horowitz said.
“I think he’ll be able to win because the people are uniting for inclusiveness,” Patricia Horowitz told Fox News.
9.10am update: Trump accuses Democrats of sabotaging midterms
President Donald Trump launched a scathing attack against a Democrat Indiana Senator, accusing him of trying to “steal the election” and trying to split the Republican vote.
Mr Trump said: “Rumour has it that Senator Joe Donnelly of Indiana is paying for Facebook ads for his so-called opponent on the Libertarian ticket.
“Donnelly is trying to steal the election? Isn’t that what Russia did?”