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Election Night in the US: Live update results so far

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Democrat Laura Kelly will defeat Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach

Democratic Kansas state Sen. Laura Kelly has been elected the state’s next governor, CNN projects, defeating Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach.

Kobach’s loss is a blow to both Kansas Republicans, who hadn’t lost a statewide race in nearly a decade, and President Donald Trump, who enlisted Kobach as an adviser soon after winning the 2016 election and then made him the leader of a panel on voter fraud after taking office.
6 min ago
4 more Democratic pickups in the House, CNN projects

Democrats just picked up four more House seats, CNN can project. They are:

Haley Stevens will win in Michigan’s 11th District
Jason Crow will win in Colorado’s 6th District
Mikie Sherrill will win in New Jersey’s 11th District
Debbie Mucarsel-Powell will win in Florida’s 26th District

Where things stand: Democrats must now pick up 15 Republican-held seats to win the majority.
10 min ago
Billionaire projected to win Illinois governor's race

From CNN's Fredreka Schouten

CNN projects Democrat J.B. Pritzker will beat Illinois' Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner in a race that made history even before the polls closed.

Pritzker, a billionaire heir to the Hyatt hotel chain, had poured more than $170 million of his own money into the race, making him the nation's biggest political self-funder.

Rauner, a multimillionaire in his own right, also put tens of millions of his fortune into his re-election bid.

But Rauner's tenure in blue-tinged Illinois was marked by clashes with the Democrats who control the state legislature, and the state failed to pass a budget for more than two years.
13 min ago
Florida voters will pass felon voting rights amendment

Florida voters will approve a measure in the state that restores voting rights to felons not convicted of murder or a sexual offense after completing their sentences, including parole or probation, CNN projects.

You can read more ballot measure results here.
15 min ago
The Democrats' path to winning Senate control is closing

From CNN's Eric Bradner

Democrats' path to a Senate majority is rapidly closing after Republicans took a Democratic-held seat in Indiana and easily fended off a Democratic challenge in Tennessee.

With Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson narrowly trailing in Florida, the party's opportunities to net the two seats they need to take Senate control are evaporating.

Arizona and Nevada are two GOP-held seats Democrats could win -- but they might need those just to make up for earlier losses.
16 min ago
Ocasio-Cortez will become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress

From CNN's Eli Watkins

New York Democratic congressional nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will win her general election race easily and become the youngest woman ever in Congress, CNN has projected.

Having turned 29 last month, Ocasio-Cortez will inch out the previous holder of the distinction, New York Democratic Rep. Elise Stefanik, who was elected to Congress at age 30.

Read more about Ocasio-Cortez's race here.
18 min ago
Sen. Bob Menendez wins re-election in New Jersey

CNN projects Democratic Senator Bob Menendez, who had to overcome ethics questions after a federal corruption investigation, will win re-election in New Jersey.
6 min ago
Jake Tapper: "This is not a blue wave"

From CNN's Josiah Ryan

With numbers still flowing in this evening, CNN’s Jake Tapper said that results so far do not indicate the “blue wave” many Democrats had hoped for and predicted.

“It’s entirely possible that the Democrats will regain control of the House today, but I have to say, when you look at what’s going on here tonight, this is not a blue wave,” he said. “This is not a wave that is knocking out all sorts of Republican incumbents.”

In particular Tapper pointed to the race in Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District as an indicator of how the night is going. In that race, Republican Andy Barr successfully fended Democratic challenger Amy McGrath.

“It does look as though Republicans have been able to build something of a wall in certain parts of the country, especially in these states that President Trump won,” said Tapper, surveying broader swath of races across the country. “That said, Democrats still have a decent chance of winning back the House.”

CNN political commentator Van Jones called some of the losses as "heartbreaking."

"This is not over. People need to stay out there and continue the fight," he said.
 

Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin bested her Republican challenger Leah Vukmir, CNN projects, overcoming a late push from President Donald Trump to mobilize Republican voters in the state.

Her win came in a state Democrats were determined to move back into their column after Trump toppled the “blue wall” of Midwestern states -- Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania -- two years earlier.
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