2 Republicans opposed by Trump win in Kentucky, N. Carolina

Donald Trump, 45th president of the United States. (Photo: Tia Dufour / White House)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Voters have rebuffed President Donald Trump and nominated two Republicans he opposed to House seats from North Carolina and Kentucky.

Calls in higher-profile races in Kentucky and New York faced days of delay as swamped officials count mountains of mail-in ballots. One of the day’s top races involves former Marine combat pilot Amy McGrath’s fight for the Democratic nomination to challenge Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell this November.

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The other involves House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel of New York. The Democrat is seeking a 17th House term.

McGrath and Engel are facing progressive African American challengers.