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Election Night results coming in from across the US; NBC estimates Democrats likely to reclaim House

Posted: 6:33 PM, Nov 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-06 21:37:54-05

Polls have closed across the East Coast, but the results in some of the most closely watched races remain too close to call.

Polls across six states closed at 7 p.m. EST, including battlegrounds Georgia, Indiana and Kentucky. Polls in other key states including Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey closed at 8 p.m. EST.

At least two lower-profile elections with presidential implications were decided after the first major wave of polls closed in the East.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders easily won his third term as he considers another bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, another potential 2020 contender, also won her race.

NBC News is estimating that Democrats are likely to reclaim the House majority. The party had a 65 percent chance of winning control of the House, according to the estimate, taking as many as 31 seats – well over the 23 needed for the majority – for a total of 224.

Health care and immigration were high on voters’ minds as they cast ballots in the midterm elections, per a wide-ranging survey by The Associated Press.