It’s Election Night in America
By Aditi Sangal, Adrienne Vogt, Elise Hammond, Maureen Chowdhury, Clare Foran, Meg Wagner, Melissa Macaya, Joe Ruiz and Seán Federico-OMurchú, CNN
In pictures: Here’s what it looks like at election night watch parties across the US
Watch parties are taking place across the country Tuesday night as election results continue to pour in.
Here are some of the scenes from those parties so far:
Live updates — Midterm elections: Schumer wins reelection in New York; Wisconsin and Arizona Senate races are too early to call, NBC News projects
Polls started to close in parts of the U.S. on Tuesday in federal, state and local elections that could shape the U.S. political landscape for years to come.
The midterm elections will determine whether Democrats keep their slim majorities in the House and Senate, or if Republicans will seize control of one or both chambers of the legislature.
The outcome could make all the difference for President Joe Biden, whose legislative hopes rest on whether Democrats can push his agenda through a hyper-partisan Congress.
Millions of Americans will also cast their votes in key races for governor, secretary of state and other offices down the ballot.
Visit NBC News for the latest Governor, Senate and House midterm elections results.
Arizona judge denies last-minute Republican bid to extend voting times in Maricopa County
A judge in Arizona rejected an effort by a handful of top Republican groups and key political campaigns to extend the polling times in Maricopa County, citing a lack of evidence to justify the extension, multiple outlets reported.
The decision came minutes before polls closed in the swing state, where high-profile candidates are running for Senate and governor.
Judge in Maricopa County rejected GOP request to keep polls open beyond 7pm, citing lack of evidence that anyone had been prevented from voting
— Lawrence Hurley (@lawrencehurley) November 9, 2022
The Republican National Committee and National Republican Senatorial Committee, and the campaigns of GOP Senate hopeful Blake Masters and gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, claimed that “widespread technical malfunctions” caused some voters to leave their places in line. Their lawsuit, filed earlier in the day, asked the Arizona Superior Court in Maricopa to extend voting times in the county by three hours, until 10 p.m. local time.
Arizona officials had identified tabulation issues in machines at some polling sites in Maricopa County earlier in the day. They later said they found solutions to those tabulation problems.
— Kevin Breuninger