Democrats regain the House as record number of women elected to Congress

More than 30 House seats went from red to blue, while Republicans retained their Senate majority.
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A record number of Americans voting and an estimated 113 million and, George, you were up all night anchoring the coverage. I was and they'll be counting those votes for days and weeks to come. A lot of cliff hangers. One thing for thing for sure, voters revealed a deeply divided country in so many ways, a passionate country as well. Here's where things stand. Democrats have taken control of the house. We see that right there likely to add 30 something seats but right now at 28. The senate Republicans have picked up two seats so far but still have three big races out there and could add to that in the states Democrats have replaced GOP governors in six states. President trump is calling the split decision a tremendous success. Our senior white house correspondent Cecilia Vega starts us off right here in times square. Good morning, Cecilia. Good morning to you. President trump may feeling victorious after last night's results but now two years into his presidency voters have jolted major changed into his party's control of power. American voters making their choices heard at the ballot box. I couldn't imagine not being at the polls today. Reporter: The president's influence looming across the country. I cannot stand the president. I think he's just a faker and a liar and I hope he gets impeached. I love president trump. What can I say? I love him. He's a good president. Reporter: Those votes turning to change in the house where Democrats flipped nearly 30 seats from red to blue. Thanks to you, tomorrow will be a new day in America. Reporter: Sweeping Democrats into control of the house with the power to act as a check on the president. It's about restoring the constitution's checks and balances to the trump administration. Reporter: The takeover started close to Washington. Democrat many Jenifer wexton taking it from Barbara Comstock and wexton among more than 100 women projected to head to congress after the results. I've been saying since the beginning of the campaign that change is coming to America. Reporter: Now the message from the white house is firm. The president's agenda isn't going to change regardless of who is party is there. Reporter: Throughout the campaign the president said this elections was a referendum on his presidency. In a sense I am on the ticket. Reporter: His advisers now deflecting blame. A lot of those consultants who have enriched themselves through the races and perhaps lost some of the races will now blame the president here and they should think about that because candidates in campaigns matter. Reporter: They point to the places where the president held rallies andublicans won like in Texas where he campaigned for senator Ted Cruz. Overnight, Cruz winning a tight race against Democrat Beto O'rourke whose energetic campaign brought him within striking distance of the firebrand senator. I am as inspired, I'm as hopeful as I have ever been in my life and tonight's loss does not to diminish the way that I feel about Texas or this country. Reporter: Republicans not only retaining control of the senate, but gaining several important seats. In Indiana Republican Mike Braun defeating incumbent Joe Donnelly and in Missouri Republican Josh Hawley unseating incumbent Claire Mccaskill. In North Dakota, another big Republican pickup, Kevin Cramer defeating Heidi Heitkamp in a state that president trump won but Democrats made gains in other Tate races taking control of more governors' seats at least six including Michigan, Illinois, Kansas and Michigan but in Georgia a potentially historic outcome is still on the line. I promise you tonight we'll make sure that every vote is counted. Reporter: Though down in the returns Stacey Abrams says she'll continue to fight to be the country's first black female governor. We believe our chance for a stronger Georgia is just within reach. Reporter: On the stump the president's dark rhetoric often taking center stage. If you want more caravans, if you want more crime, vote Democrat tomorrow. Reporter: Some newly elected including those backed by the president now calling for a change in tone. The one thing I would love to see change in politics is it's gotten way too nasty on both sides. Reporter: Well, we will see if that changes this morning. The president's tone is celebratory and once again touting a big victory on Twitter and expect to hear from him later today, a press conference in a few hours. Sources tell us he is thrilled with the election results especially those states where he campaigned like Indiana and North Dakota, big senate seats. He could go on for some time. Last night he called the democratic leader Nancy Pelosi. The question is now, are there places they can work together? He called to extend congratulations and applaud her call for bipartisanship. They have to pass a funding bill if they're facing a government shutdown. In the lame duck session. Let's bring in Mary Bruce.

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