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Control of Congress, Governorships Still in Balance as Election Results Emerge

Midterm elections could divide power in Washington, with Republicans favored to take the House and the Senate a tossup

The contentious 2020 presidential election made a lasting impact on the way Americans vote. Here’s a look at what’s different for the midterms—from new voting regulations and methods to poll watchers and voter turnouts—and what sparked these changes. Photo: Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times via AP

The midterm elections rolled in Tuesday with Republicans favored to take the House majority and the fate of the Senate a tossup, as the nation prepared for the possibility of divided government.

Tens of millions of Americans wrapped up voting and candidates closed out campaigns that revealed deep voter anxiety over the highest inflation in four decades, the state of the nation, abortion access and crime.

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