The 2018 midterm elections could change American politics

A lot is at stake in the 2018 midterm elections.

The results of this year’s midterm elections will be enormously important — not just in shaping the future of Donald Trump’s presidency, but in shaping the American political landscape for many years to come.

A sprawling series of contests for Congress and in states across the country will be on the ballot in November. There’s the whole House of Representatives, a third of the Senate, 36 governorships, and many state legislature seats.

Midterms tend to heavily favor the party opposing the president — but anything could happen.