DONALD Trump, the US president, at a rally organised a day before the midterm elections, stated: “The midterm elections used to be, like, boring. Who ever heard of midterms? Now it’s, like, the hottest thing”. The elections to the US Congress held on November 6 have assumed great significance, because of which, it witnessed a never-before-seen vitriolic campaign. At stake in these elections are the entire seats of the House of Representatives, one-third of the seats of the Senate, governorships of few states and certain state level representative positions.