How It Happens: Live Results From Midterm Election Night (2023)

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11:40 p.m. m.: Around 2:00 a.m. m. ET and the NCSL team wrap up the night. Not a single camera was inverted, the first since we've kept records. So far no incumbent governor has lost, so it has been a "steady" year.

11:35 p.m. m.: With the passage of Proposition 211, Arizona voters enact new limits on independent campaign spending.

11:33 p.m.: Republicans retain control in Arkansas and South Dakota.

11:32 p.m.: Democrats retain control in Connecticut, Illinois and New York.

11:30 p.m. m.: Michigan Acting Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) retained her seat.

11:28 p.m. m.: West Virginia Senate Minority Leader Stephen Baldwin (D) is the first and only state legislative leader to lose so far tonight.

11:09 p.m. m.: Three incumbent Democratic governors retain their seats as expected: Kathy Hochul (New York), Janet Mills (Maine) and Ned Lamont (Connecticut).

11:04 p.m. m.: Wisconsin President Robin Vos, a Republican and former NCSL chair, defeated two candidates nearly 3-1 on a write-in. His main opponent ran and lost to Vos in the primary.

11:26 p.m.: Republicans retain control of the Georgia House of Representatives and Senate.

11:03 p.m.: Republicans retain control of Kansas House.

11:00 p.m.: The legislatures of Maryland and Massachusetts remain under Democratic control, adding two states, 17 in total, in which Democrats have full control (House, Senate and Government) to the 23 that Republicans have.

10:56 a.m. m.: Democrats retain control of the Delaware House of Representatives.

10:55 p.m.: Democrats retain control of the Massachusetts House and Senate.

10:54 p.m. m.: North Dakotans approve term limits for legislators and governors. The last state to do so was Nebraska in 2000.

10:53 p.m.: Democrats retain control of the Maryland House and Senate.

10:52 p.m.: Republicans retain control of the Iowa Senate.

10:51 p.m.: Alabama voters ratify new constitution; the last time a state did this was Rhode Island in 1986.

10:50 p.m.: Republicans retain control of the North Carolina House and Senate.

10:45 p.m.: The right to collective bargaining leads 60-40 in Illinois.

10:43 p.m.: Democrat Josh Shapiro wins the Pennsylvania gubernatorial race, defeating Doug Mastriano in a high-profile open race.

10:40 p.m. m.: Tennessee voters enshrine the state's "right to work" in the constitution.

10:38 p.m. m.: Legislative absenteeism just became a major taboo in Oregon: Voters adopted a citizens' initiative that will bar state legislators from being re-elected if they have 10 or more unexcused absences from plenary sessions.

10:35 p.m.: California wins abortion rights 3-1.

10:34 p.m.: Republicans retain control of the Arkansas Senate.

10:32 p.m. m.: Ohio voters approve Amendment 2, requiring citizenship to vote. The measure anticipates efforts to allow non-citizens to vote in local elections.

10:31 PM: Democratic hopeful Stacey Abrams nods to Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp in one of the most-watched gubernatorial races this year.

10:27 p.m. m.: NCSL's Wendy Underhill said election staff have monitored the success of election administration and are doing well. what happened in her office, and most of the time it did, with a few minor glitches when a county ran out of ballots. But so far I'd say it's been a pretty quiet night for the election, knock on wood.

10:25 a.m.: Iowa adds the right to bear arms to the state constitution.

10:24 a.m. m.: Republicans retain control of the Missouri House and Senate.

10:22 PM: Arkansas opposes initiative to legalize recreational marijuana. Similar measures will follow in North and South Dakota.

10:18 p.m.: Democrats retain control of the Colorado House of Representatives.

10:17 p.m.: Democrats retain control of the Colorado Senate. This is the second chamber of the NCSL, designated competitive, to be called by either party. No competition camera has changed hands to date.

10:15 p.m. m.: Nebraskans vote to require voter ID and raise the minimum wage.

10:14 PM: Tennessee and Vermont vote to remove language allowing slavery as a punishment from their constitutions.

10:12 p.m.: Republicans retain control of the Wyoming House of Representatives and Senate.

10:10 p.m.: Democrat Josh Green easily wins the open race for Hawaii governor. He has served in the legislature.

10:08 p.m.: Republicans retain control of the Texas House and Senate.

10:07 p.m. m.: Republican Jim Pillen won the governorship in Nebraska. He will work with the only unicameral, bipartisan legislature in the country.

9:52 a.m. m.: Republicans retain control of the Alabama House and Senate.

9:45 a.m. m.: Republicans retain control of the Idaho House and Senate.

9:41 p.m. m.: West Virginia rejects all four ballot measures, says no to property tax breaks, church planting and more.

9:40 a.m. m.: Democrat Tim Walz will begin another term as Governor of Minnesota.

9:37 p.m.: Republicans retain control of the Ohio House of Representatives.

9:35 p.m. m.: Republicans retain control of the Tennessee House of Representatives.

9:33 p.m. m.: As expected, incumbent Republican Governor Mark Gordon Wyoming wins.

9:31 p.m. m.: Republicans retain control of the Utah House and Senate.

9:28 p.m. m.: Republicans retain control of the Indiana House of Representatives.

9:23 p.m. m.: Democrats retain control of the Delaware Senate. This is the first NCSL chamber to be designated competitive and called by either party.

9:22 p.m. m.: Two major states re-elect their governors: Texas Republican Greg Abbott and California Democrat Gavin Newsom win new terms.

9:21 p.m. m.: Republicans retain control of the West Virginia House of Representatives and Senate.

8:49 p.m. m.: College football playoff standings just released: 1. Georgia; 2 Ohio State; 3Michigan; 4 Christian from Texas.

8:37 p.m. m.: Abortion rights win 3-1 in Vermont.

8:33 p.m. m.: The legalization of marijuana triumphs in Maryland.

8:30 p.m. m.: Republicans retain control of the Kentucky House of Representatives.

8:26 p.m. m.: Washington, D.C., passes Initiative 82, which will increase the tipped minimum wage by $5.05 to equal the non-tipped minimum wage by 2027.

8:24 p.m. m.: Democrat Phil Ensler carried Alabama House district 74.

8:22 p.m. m.: Republicans retain control of the Florida House and Senate.

7:56 p.m. m.: Republicans retain control of the South Carolina House of Representatives.

7:49 p.m. m.: The Governor of the US Virgin Islands, Albert Bryan Jr.

7:45: Good evening incumbent governors; Henry McMaster (R) won a new term in South Carolina, Kristi Noem carried South Dakota, Phil Scott carried Vermont, and Democrat J.D. Pritzker in Illinois.

7:44 p.m. m.: US Representative Marcy Kaptur (D) is expected to win re-election to the 9th Circuit from Ohio and become the longest-serving representative in Congress.

7:41 p.m. m.: Republican Kevin Stitt is re-elected Governor of Oklahoma.

7:37 p.m. m.: Republicans retain control of the South Dakota Senate.

7:32 p.m. m.: Democrats retain control of the Rhode Island House and Senate.

7:31 p.m. m.: Democrats retain control of the Rhode Island House and Senate.

7:30 p.m. m.: Incumbent Gov. Dan McKee (D) won another term as governor of Rhode Island.

7:24 p.m. m.: Democrat Jared Polis is re-elected Governor of Colorado.

7:23 p.m. m.: Incumbent Gov. Dan McKee (D) wins another term in Rhode Island.

7:19 p.m. m.: Republican Mike DeWine is reelected governor of Ohio.

7:17 p.m. m.: Republicans retain control of the North Dakota House and Senate.

7:14 p.m. m.: Incumbent Kim Reynolds (right) wins re-election as governor of Iowa.

7:03 p.m. m.: Wendy Underhill, NCSL, on what election issues teach us: "As voters make decisions about what legislation they want to implement, or what budget increases or tax cuts interest them, legislators and legislators across the country can get involved. a picture of that. Voters are really thinking. It's one thing to go out and do polls, but quite another to see how people vote on things."

6:58 p.m. m.: Kay Ivey wins another term as governor of Alabama.

6:57 p.m.: Sarah Huckabee Sanders (R), former press secretary to President Donald Trump, is elected governor of Arkansas.

6:41 p.m. m.: Democrats retain control of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

6:38 p.m. m.: Chris Sununu (right) gets another term as governor of New Hampshire.

6:36 p.m. m.: Republicans retain control of the Tennessee Senate.

6:34 p.m. m.: Democrat Wes Moore becomes Maryland's first black governor, replacing Republican Larry Hogan.

6:32 p.m. m.: Democrat Maura Healey wins the Massachusetts gubernatorial race, becoming the country's first openly lesbian governor.

6:30 p.m. m.: Arkansas polling stations just closed.

6:20 p.m. m.: NBC has an interesting graph on its federal race lists: it compares the performance of the candidates with the performance of President Biden and Donald Trump in their states/countries in 2020.

6:12 p.m. m.: Voting is now closed in Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and parts of Tennessee Texas

6:06 p.m. m.: The Oklahoma Republican Party retains control of the Oklahoma House and Senate.

6:05 p.m. m. NCSL Director of Elections Wendy Underhill reminds us again that elections take time and not all results will come in tonight. she updates tonight. "Each state has its own rules for counting ballots," p. B. when mailed ballots or same-day ballots should be counted, and this will affect the time it takes to complete the count.”

5:56 PM m.: Democrats retain control of the Virgin Islands legislature.

5:40 p.m. m.: Republicans retain control of the Indiana Senate.

5:34 p.m. m.: Republicans retain control of the Ohio Senate.

5:33 p.m.: Republicans retain control of the Kentucky Senate.

5 p. m.: Polling stations are closed in Georgia, South Carolina, Indiana, Kentucky, Vermont, Virginia and parts of Florida.

4:07 PM m.: Polling stations closed in parts of Indiana and Kentucky.

2:57 p.m. m.: Want to know how the Associated Press can call some races while polling stations are closed?Here is an explanation.

2:48 p.m. m.: Democrats will retain control of the Guam Legislature with a 9-6 advantage.

2:47 p.m. m.: Guam Senator James Moylan (right) defeats Judith Won Pat (right), former Speaker of the Guam Legislature, to become the territory's first non-voting Republican congressional delegate since 1993.

13h24:When polling stations close and how long it can take to count votes, by state(Washington Post).

As perhaps the most influential, contentious and divisive midterm elections conclude on Tuesday, NCSL is ready to bring you a full slate of state-focused coverage.

Our selection team of Wendy Underhill, Ben Williams and Amanda Zoch willLive analysis of election nightsince the results arrive at 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m. and 11 p.m. m. ET.

We will also conduct our regular election night results tally, with a focus on legislative results, beginning Tuesday afternoon in this room.

In addition to the 6,279 legislators and 36 governors who will receive the approval or disapproval of the country's voters, partisan control in some chambers could change in the first election since redistribution.

More than 130 ballot measures appear to encompass everything except the internal escape rule:

Marijuana, Abortion, Time Limits, Health Care, Psychedelic Mushrooms, Who Can Sell Alcohol, Flavored Tobacco, Slavery, Ass, Electronic Search Warrants, Collective Bargaining, Right to Work, College Fees, Property Tax on Disaster Affected Housing, High Income Taxation, Water and Broadband Infrastructure, Voter ID, Sort Voting, Drop Boxes, Early Voting, Sports Betting, Gun Rights, Gun Control, an Equal Rights Amendment, Non-Citizen Drivers, and ratification of the new Alabama Constitution.

The day after the election, our team assesses trends, provides analysis, and analyzes the meaning of the results.Facebook Live-Rathausat 1:00 p.m. and

And check the news from state legislatures for post-election information on voting policies and party control.

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