Voters head to the polls in a crucial midterm test for Trump

Voters head to the polls in a crucial midterm test for Trump
Election workers Mark Bezanson, left, and Julie Olson dump ballots collected earlier in the day from drop boxes onto a table for sorting at the King County Elections office, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in Renton, Wash. Voters in Washington all vote only by mail. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — More than 30 million Americans already have voted in a midterm election expected to draw unprecedented numbers by the time polls close Tuesday night. In casting their ballots for House and Senate races, voters will render a verdict on President Donald Trump’s tumultuous tenure, deciding whether his 2016 election was a one-off or if his divisive style of governing will define the future of American politics.

Trump has sought to fire up his base in recent weeks by putting the spotlight on a caravan of Central American migrants that he calls “an invasion” of criminals and terrorists. Among some Republican voters, that message is resonating. But many Trump opponents see the election as a chance to reject that kind of rhetoric and turn the country around.