Dems show surprising strength; control of Congress unclear

Nov 8, 2022, 3:23 AM | Updated: Nov 9, 2022, 9:05 am
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., arrives to speak at an event early Wednesday mornin...

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., arrives to speak at an event early Wednesday morning, Nov. 9, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Control of Congress hung in the balance early Wednesday as Democrats showed surprising strength, defeating Republicans in a series of competitive races and defying expectations that high inflation and President Joe Biden’s low approval ratings would drag the party down.

In the most heartening news for Democrats, John Fetterman flipped a Republican-controlled Senate seat that is key to the party’s hopes of maintaining control of the chamber. It was too early to call critical Senate seats in Wisconsin, Nevada, Georgia and Arizona that could determine the majority. In the House, meanwhile, Democrats kept seats in districts from Virginia to Kansas to Rhode Island, while many districts in states like New York and California had not been called.

Democrats also were successful in governors’ races, winning in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania — battlegrounds critical to Biden’s 2020 win over former President Donald Trump. But Republicans held on to governors’ mansions in Florida, Texas and Georgia, another battleground state Biden narrowly won two years ago.

With votes still being counted across the country, Republicans still had the opportunity to win control of Congress. But the results were uplifting for Democrats who were braced for sweeping losses, and raised questions about the size of Republicans’ governing majority if they win the House.

Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the Republican poised to be House speaker if the GOP takes control of the chamber, was optimistic the GOP would take control, telling supporters, “When you wake up tomorrow, we will be in the majority.” Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, “While many races remain too close to call, it is clear that House Democratic Members and candidates are strongly outperforming expectations across the country.”

The outcome of races for House and Senate will determine the future of Biden’s agenda and serve as a referendum on his administration as the nation reels from record-high inflation and concerns over the direction of the country. Republican control of the House would likely trigger a round of investigations into Biden and his family, while a GOP Senate takeover would hobble Biden’s ability to make judicial appointments.

Democrats were facing historic headwinds. The party in power almost always suffers losses in the president’s first midterm elections, but Democrats had been hoping that anger from the Supreme Court’s decision to gut abortion rights might energize their voters to buck historical trends.

In the Pennsylvania Senate race, Fetterman had faced questions about his fitness for office after suffering a stroke just days before the state’s primary, but nonetheless bested Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz in a major rebuke to Trump, whose endorsement helped Oz win his competitive primary.

“I’m so humbled,” Fetterman, wearing his signature hoodie, told his supporters early Wednesday morning. “This campaign has always been about fighting for everyone who’s ever been knocked down that ever got back up.”

Democrats also held a crucial Senate seat in New Hampshire, where incumbent Maggie Hassan defeated Republican Don Bolduc, a retired Army general who had initially promoted Trump’s lies about the 2020 election but tried to shift away from some of the more extreme positions he took during the GOP primary. Republicans held Senate seats in Ohio and North Carolina.

Also in Pennsylvania, Democratic Attorney General Josh Shapiro beat Republican Doug Mastriano to keep the governorship of a key presidential battleground state blue. Shapiro’s victory rebuffed an election denier who some feared would not certify a Democratic presidential win in the state in 2024. Democrats Tony Evers in Wisconsin, Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan, Kathy Hochul of New York, Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico and Janet Mills of Maine also repelled Republican challengers.

Incumbent Republican governors had some success. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp won reelection, defeating Stacey Abrams in a rematch of their 2018 race. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, two future possible Republican presidential contenders, beat back Democratic challengers to win in the nation’s two largest red states.

AP VoteCast, a broad survey of the national electorate, showed that high inflation and concerns about the fragility of democracy were heavily influencing voters. Half of voters said inflation factored significantly, with groceries, gasoline, housing, food and other costs that have shot up in the past year. Slightly fewer — 44% — said the future of democracy was their primary consideration.

Biden didn’t entirely shoulder the blame for inflation, with close to half of voters saying the higher-than-usual prices were more because of factors outside of his control. And despite the president bearing criticism from a pessimistic electorate, some of those voters backed Democratic candidates.

Overall, 7 in 10 voters said the ruling overturning the 1973 decision enshrining abortion rights was an important factor in their midterm decisions. VoteCast also showed the reversal was broadly unpopular. About 6 in 10 say they are angry or dissatisfied by it, while about 4 in 10 were pleased. And roughly 6 in 10 say they favor a law guaranteeing access to legal abortion nationwide.

There were no widespread problems with ballots or voter intimidation reported around the country, though there were hiccups typical of most Election Days.

In the first national election since the Jan. 6 insurrection, some who participated in or were in the vicinity of the attack on the U.S. Capitol were poised to win elected office. One of those Republican candidates, J.R. Majewski, who was at the U.S. Capitol during the deadly riot and who misrepresented his military service, lost to Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur.

Democratic Reps. Abigail Spanberger and Jennifer Wexton held off spirited Republican challengers in Virginia districts the GOP had hoped to flip.

The 2022 elections are on track to cost a projected $16.7 billion at the state and federal level, making them the most expensive midterms ever, according to the nonpartisan campaign finance tracking organization OpenSecrets.

All House seats were up for grabs, as were 34 Senate seats.

Trump lifted Republican Senate candidates to victory in Ohio and North Carolina. JD Vance, the bestselling author of “Hillbilly Elegy,” defeated 10-term congressman Tim Ryan, while Rep. Ted Budd beat Cheri Beasley, the former chief justice of the state Supreme Court.

Trump, who inserted himself into races across the country, endorsing more than 300 candidates, had hoped the night would end in a red wave that he could ride to the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, but his picks lost high-stakes contests in Pennsylvania, Michigan and New Hampshire. After summoning reporters and his most loyal supporters to a watch party at his Mar-a-Lago club, he ended the night without a triumphant speech. Nonetheless, he took to his social media platform to insist he’d had “A GREAT EVENING.”

Biden, meanwhile, spent the night calling Democrats to congratulate them on their wins.

In governors’ races, the GOP faced unexpected headwinds in flipping the office in conservative Kansas, while Democrats were nervous about their prospects in the race in Oregon, typically a liberal bastion.

Despite their liberal history, states like Massachusetts, Maryland and Illinois have elected moderate Republican governors in the past. But the Republican candidates this year appeared to be too conservative in these states, handing Democrats easy victories.

Massachusetts and Maryland also saw historic firsts: Democrat Maura Healey became the first woman elected as Massachusetts governor, as well as the first openly lesbian governor of any state, and Wes Moore became the first Black governor of Maryland.

Healey bested Geoff Diehl in Massachusetts and Moore beat Dan Cox in Maryland, while Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker defeated state Sen. Darren Bailey. Bolduc, Cox and Bailey were among the far-right Republicans that Democrats spent tens of millions of dollars to bolster during the primaries, betting they would be easier to beat in general elections than their more moderate rivals.

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Associated Press writer Hannah Fingerhut contributed.

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              House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., arrives to speak at an event early Wednesday morning, Nov. 9, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              Democrat Wes Moore, his wife Dawn, and their children, react after Moore was declared the winner of the Maryland gubernatorial race, in Baltimore, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.  (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
            
              Massachusetts Gov.-elect Maura Healey speaks during a Democratic election night party Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
            
              Incumbent Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis holds his son Mason as he celebrates winning reelection, at an election night party in Tampa, Fla, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              Democrat Wes Moore, second from left, hugs his daughter, Mia, center, as Moore's mother, Joy Thomas Moore, left, his son, Jamie, second from right, and his wife, Dawn, look on after he spoke to supporters during an election night gathering after he was declared the winner of the Maryland gubernatorial race, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
            
              Republican U.S. Sen.-elect JD Vance speaks during an election night party Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
            
              Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., gives two thumbs up to supporters during an election night campaign event Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
            
              New York Gov. Kathy Hochul stands with Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado during their election-night party Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
            
              Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania, right, is joined by his family after addressing supporters at an election night party in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
            
              House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., arrives to speak at an event early Wednesday morning, Nov. 9, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              Democrat Wes Moore, his wife Dawn, and their children, react after Moore was declared the winner of the Maryland gubernatorial race, in Baltimore, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.  (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
            
              Massachusetts Gov.-elect Maura Healey speaks during a Democratic election night party Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
            
              Incumbent Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis holds his son Mason as he celebrates winning reelection, at an election night party in Tampa, Fla, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              Democrat Wes Moore, second from left, hugs his daughter, Mia, center, as Moore's mother, Joy Thomas Moore, left, his son, Jamie, second from right, and his wife, Dawn, look on after he spoke to supporters during an election night gathering after he was declared the winner of the Maryland gubernatorial race, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
            
              Republican U.S. Sen.-elect JD Vance speaks during an election night party Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
            
              Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., gives two thumbs up to supporters during an election night campaign event Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
            
              New York Gov. Kathy Hochul stands with Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado during their election-night party Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
            
              Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania, right, is joined by his family after addressing supporters at an election night party in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
            
              House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., arrives to speak at an event early Wednesday morning, Nov. 9, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              Democrat Wes Moore, his wife Dawn, and their children, react after Moore was declared the winner of the Maryland gubernatorial race, in Baltimore, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.  (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
            
              Massachusetts Gov.-elect Maura Healey speaks during a Democratic election night party Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
            
              Incumbent Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis holds his son Mason as he celebrates winning reelection, at an election night party in Tampa, Fla, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              Democrat Wes Moore, second from left, hugs his daughter, Mia, center, as Moore's mother, Joy Thomas Moore, left, his son, Jamie, second from right, and his wife, Dawn, look on after he spoke to supporters during an election night gathering after he was declared the winner of the Maryland gubernatorial race, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
            
              Republican U.S. Sen.-elect JD Vance speaks during an election night party Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
            
              Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., gives two thumbs up to supporters during an election night campaign event Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
            
              New York Gov. Kathy Hochul stands with Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado during their election-night party Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
            
              Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania, right, is joined by his family after addressing supporters at an election night party in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
            
              House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., arrives to speak at an event early Wednesday morning, Nov. 9, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              Democrat Wes Moore, his wife Dawn, and their children, react after Moore was declared the winner of the Maryland gubernatorial race, in Baltimore, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.  (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
            
              Massachusetts Gov.-elect Maura Healey speaks during a Democratic election night party Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
            
              Incumbent Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis holds his son Mason as he celebrates winning reelection, at an election night party in Tampa, Fla, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              Democrat Wes Moore, second from left, hugs his daughter, Mia, center, as Moore's mother, Joy Thomas Moore, left, his son, Jamie, second from right, and his wife, Dawn, look on after he spoke to supporters during an election night gathering after he was declared the winner of the Maryland gubernatorial race, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
            
              Republican U.S. Sen.-elect JD Vance speaks during an election night party Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
            
              Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., gives two thumbs up to supporters during an election night campaign event Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
            
              New York Gov. Kathy Hochul stands with Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado during their election-night party Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
            
              Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania, right, is joined by his family after addressing supporters at an election night party in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
            
              House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., arrives to speak at an event early Wednesday morning, Nov. 9, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., arrives to speak at an event early Wednesday morning, Nov. 9, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              Democrat Wes Moore, his wife Dawn, and their children, react after Moore was declared the winner of the Maryland gubernatorial race, in Baltimore, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.  (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
            
              Democrat Wes Moore, his wife Dawn, and their children, react after Moore was declared the winner of the Maryland gubernatorial race, in Baltimore, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.  (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
            
              Massachusetts Gov.-elect Maura Healey speaks during a Democratic election night party Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
            
              Massachusetts Gov.-elect Maura Healey speaks during a Democratic election night party Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
            
              Incumbent Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis holds his son Mason as he celebrates winning reelection, at an election night party in Tampa, Fla, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              Incumbent Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis holds his son Mason as he celebrates winning reelection, at an election night party in Tampa, Fla, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              Democrat Wes Moore, second from left, hugs his daughter, Mia, center, as Moore's mother, Joy Thomas Moore, left, his son, Jamie, second from right, and his wife, Dawn, look on after he spoke to supporters during an election night gathering after he was declared the winner of the Maryland gubernatorial race, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
            
              Democrat Wes Moore, second from left, hugs his daughter, Mia, center, as Moore's mother, Joy Thomas Moore, left, his son, Jamie, second from right, and his wife, Dawn, look on after he spoke to supporters during an election night gathering after he was declared the winner of the Maryland gubernatorial race, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
            
              Republican U.S. Sen.-elect JD Vance speaks during an election night party Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
            
              Republican U.S. Sen.-elect JD Vance speaks during an election night party Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
            
              Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., gives two thumbs up to supporters during an election night campaign event Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
            
              Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., gives two thumbs up to supporters during an election night campaign event Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
            
              New York Gov. Kathy Hochul stands with Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado during their election-night party Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
            
              New York Gov. Kathy Hochul stands with Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado during their election-night party Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
            
              Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania, right, is joined by his family after addressing supporters at an election night party in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
            
              Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania, right, is joined by his family after addressing supporters at an election night party in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
            
              House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., arrives to speak at an event early Wednesday morning, Nov. 9, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., arrives to speak at an event early Wednesday morning, Nov. 9, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              Democrat Wes Moore, his wife Dawn, and their children, react after Moore was declared the winner of the Maryland gubernatorial race, in Baltimore, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.  (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
            
              Democrat Wes Moore, his wife Dawn, and their children, react after Moore was declared the winner of the Maryland gubernatorial race, in Baltimore, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.  (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
            
              Massachusetts Gov.-elect Maura Healey speaks during a Democratic election night party Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
            
              Massachusetts Gov.-elect Maura Healey speaks during a Democratic election night party Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
            
              Incumbent Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis holds his son Mason as he celebrates winning reelection, at an election night party in Tampa, Fla, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              Incumbent Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis holds his son Mason as he celebrates winning reelection, at an election night party in Tampa, Fla, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              Democrat Wes Moore, second from left, hugs his daughter, Mia, center, as Moore's mother, Joy Thomas Moore, left, his son, Jamie, second from right, and his wife, Dawn, look on after he spoke to supporters during an election night gathering after he was declared the winner of the Maryland gubernatorial race, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
            
              Democrat Wes Moore, second from left, hugs his daughter, Mia, center, as Moore's mother, Joy Thomas Moore, left, his son, Jamie, second from right, and his wife, Dawn, look on after he spoke to supporters during an election night gathering after he was declared the winner of the Maryland gubernatorial race, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
            
              Republican U.S. Sen.-elect JD Vance speaks during an election night party Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
            
              Republican U.S. Sen.-elect JD Vance speaks during an election night party Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
            
              Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., gives two thumbs up to supporters during an election night campaign event Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
            
              Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., gives two thumbs up to supporters during an election night campaign event Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
            
              New York Gov. Kathy Hochul stands with Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado during their election-night party Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
            
              New York Gov. Kathy Hochul stands with Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado during their election-night party Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
            
              Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania, right, is joined by his family after addressing supporters at an election night party in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
            
              Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania, right, is joined by his family after addressing supporters at an election night party in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
            
              Mehmet Oz, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, speaks at an election night rally in Newtown, Pa., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
            
              Democrat Wes Moore, his wife Dawn, and their children, react after Moore was declared the winner of the Maryland gubernatorial race, in Baltimore, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.  (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
            
              Massachusetts Gov.-elect Maura Healey speaks during a Democratic election night party Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
            
              Incumbent Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis holds his son Mason as he celebrates winning reelection, at an election night party in Tampa, Fla, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              Democrat Wes Moore, second from left, hugs his daughter, Mia, center, as Moore's mother, Joy Thomas Moore, left, his son, Jamie, second from right, and his wife, Dawn, look on after he spoke to supporters during an election night gathering after he was declared the winner of the Maryland gubernatorial race, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
            
              Republican U.S. Sen.-elect JD Vance speaks during an election night party Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
            
              Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., gives two thumbs up to supporters during an election night campaign event Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
            
              New York Gov. Kathy Hochul stands with Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado during their election-night party Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
            
              Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania, right, is joined by his family after addressing supporters at an election night party in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
            
              Mehmet Oz, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, speaks at an election night rally in Newtown, Pa., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
            
              Democrat Wes Moore, his wife Dawn, and their children, react after Moore was declared the winner of the Maryland gubernatorial race, in Baltimore, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.  (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
            
              Massachusetts Gov.-elect Maura Healey speaks during a Democratic election night party Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
            
              Incumbent Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis holds his son Mason as he celebrates winning reelection, at an election night party in Tampa, Fla, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              Democrat Wes Moore, second from left, hugs his daughter, Mia, center, as Moore's mother, Joy Thomas Moore, left, his son, Jamie, second from right, and his wife, Dawn, look on after he spoke to supporters during an election night gathering after he was declared the winner of the Maryland gubernatorial race, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
            
              Republican U.S. Sen.-elect JD Vance speaks during an election night party Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
            
              Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., gives two thumbs up to supporters during an election night campaign event Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
            
              New York Gov. Kathy Hochul stands with Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado during their election-night party Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
            
              Texas Gov. Greg Abbott shakes hands with a supporter as he arrives to speak during an election night campaign event Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in McAllen, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
            
              Mehmet Oz, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, speaks at an election night rally in Newtown, Pa., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
            
              Democrat Wes Moore, his wife Dawn, and their children, react after Moore was declared the winner of the Maryland gubernatorial race, in Baltimore, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.  (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
            
              Massachusetts Gov.-elect Maura Healey speaks during a Democratic election night party Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
            
              Incumbent Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis holds his son Mason as he celebrates winning reelection, at an election night party in Tampa, Fla, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              Democrat Wes Moore, second from left, hugs his daughter, Mia, center, as Moore's mother, Joy Thomas Moore, left, his son, Jamie, second from right, and his wife, Dawn, look on after he spoke to supporters during an election night gathering after he was declared the winner of the Maryland gubernatorial race, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
            
              Texas Gov. Greg Abbott shakes hands with a supporter as he arrives to speak during an election night campaign event Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in McAllen, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
            
              Republican U.S. Sen.-elect JD Vance speaks during an election night party Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
            
              Mehmet Oz, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, speaks at an election night rally in Newtown, Pa., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
            
              Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., gives two thumbs up to supporters during an election night campaign event Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
            
              Democrat Wes Moore, his wife Dawn, and their children, react after Moore was declared the winner of the Maryland gubernatorial race, in Baltimore, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.  (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
            
              Massachusetts Gov.-elect Maura Healey speaks during a Democratic election night party Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
            
              Incumbent Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis holds his son Mason as he celebrates winning reelection, at an election night party in Tampa, Fla, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              Democrat Wes Moore, second from left, hugs his daughter, Mia, center, as Moore's mother, Joy Thomas Moore, left, his son, Jamie, second from right, and his wife, Dawn, look on after he spoke to supporters during an election night gathering after he was declared the winner of the Maryland gubernatorial race, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
            
              Republican U.S. Sen.-elect JD Vance speaks during an election night party Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
            
              Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., gives two thumbs up to supporters during an election night campaign event Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
            
              Voters casting their ballots during the midterm elections in Miami-Dade County at the Miami Beach Fire Department - Station 4 on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 in Miami Beach, Fla. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)
            
              Voters casting their ballots during the midterm elections in Miami-Dade County at the Miami Beach Fire Department - Station 4 on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 in Miami Beach, Fla. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)
            
              A voter receives his I Voted card after casting his ballot at the Su Nueva Lavanderia near Chicago's Midway Airport Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              A voter receives his I Voted card after casting his ballot at the Su Nueva Lavanderia near Chicago's Midway Airport Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              People wait in line to vote at a polling place Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              People wait in line to vote at a polling place Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Kash Strong, 3, peeks out from under the curtain of a voting booth as his mother Sophia Amacker casts her vote on Election Day at the Martin Luther King Elementary School in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
            
              Kash Strong, 3, peeks out from under the curtain of a voting booth as his mother Sophia Amacker casts her vote on Election Day at the Martin Luther King Elementary School in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
            
              Democrat Wes Moore, his wife Dawn, and their children, react after Moore was declared the winner of the Maryland gubernatorial race, in Baltimore, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.  (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
            
              Democrat Wes Moore, his wife Dawn, and their children, react after Moore was declared the winner of the Maryland gubernatorial race, in Baltimore, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.  (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
            
              Voters casting their ballots during the midterm elections in Miami-Dade County at the Miami Beach Fire Department - Station 4 on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 in Miami Beach, Fla. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)
            
              A voter receives his I Voted card after casting his ballot at the Su Nueva Lavanderia near Chicago's Midway Airport Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              People wait in line to vote at a polling place Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Democrat Wes Moore, his wife Dawn, and their children, react after Moore was declared the winner of the Maryland gubernatorial race, in Baltimore, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.  (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
            
              Voters casting their ballots during the midterm elections in Miami-Dade County at the Miami Beach Fire Department - Station 4 on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 in Miami Beach, Fla. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)
            
              A voter receives his I Voted card after casting his ballot at the Su Nueva Lavanderia near Chicago's Midway Airport Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              People wait in line to vote at a polling place Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Democrat Wes Moore, his wife Dawn, and their children, react after Moore was declared the winner of the Maryland gubernatorial race, in Baltimore, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.  (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
            
              Voters casting their ballots during the midterm elections in Miami-Dade County at the Miami Beach Fire Department - Station 4 on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 in Miami Beach, Fla. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)
            
              A person leaves after voting on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              Election worker Brian Kanof walks places a sign across the street from a polling station at Fire Station 3 on E. Rio Grande Ave in El Paso, Texas, before polls open Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
            
              A voter receives his I Voted card after casting his ballot at the Su Nueva Lavanderia near Chicago's Midway Airport Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              People wait in line to vote at a polling place Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              A woman arrives before Incumbent Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to supporters during an election night party in Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
            
              Voters casting their ballots during the midterm elections in Miami-Dade County at the Miami Beach Fire Department - Station 4 on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 in Miami Beach, Fla. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)
            
              A person leaves after voting on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              A voter receives his I Voted card after casting his ballot at the Su Nueva Lavanderia near Chicago's Midway Airport Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              People wait in line to vote at a polling place Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Voters casting their ballots during the midterm elections in Miami-Dade County at the Miami Beach Fire Department - Station 4 on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 in Miami Beach, Fla. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)
            
              A person leaves after voting on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              Election worker Brian Kanof walks places a sign across the street from a polling station at Fire Station 3 on E. Rio Grande Ave in El Paso, Texas, before polls open Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
            
              A voter receives his I Voted card after casting his ballot at the Su Nueva Lavanderia near Chicago's Midway Airport Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              People wait in line to vote at a polling place Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Kash Strong, 3, peeks out from under the curtain of a voting booth as his mother Sophia Amacker casts her vote on Election Day at the Martin Luther King Elementary School in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
            
              Voters casting their ballots during the midterm elections in Miami-Dade County at the Miami Beach Fire Department - Station 4 on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 in Miami Beach, Fla. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)
            
              Voters casting their ballots during the midterm elections in Miami-Dade County at the Miami Beach Fire Department - Station 4 on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 in Miami Beach, Fla. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)
            
              A person leaves after voting on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              A person leaves after voting on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              Election worker Brian Kanof walks places a sign across the street from a polling station at Fire Station 3 on E. Rio Grande Ave in El Paso, Texas, before polls open Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
            
              Election worker Brian Kanof walks places a sign across the street from a polling station at Fire Station 3 on E. Rio Grande Ave in El Paso, Texas, before polls open Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
            
              People wait in line to vote at a polling place Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Kash Strong, 3, peeks out from under the curtain of a voting booth as his mother Sophia Amacker casts her vote on Election Day at the Martin Luther King Elementary School in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
            
              A person leaves after voting on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              A voter receives his I Voted card after casting his ballot at the Su Nueva Lavanderia near Chicago's Midway Airport Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              People wait in line to vote at a polling place Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Kash Strong, 3, peeks out from under the curtain of a voting booth as his mother Sophia Amacker casts her vote on Election Day at the Martin Luther King Elementary School in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
            
              Voters casting their ballots during the midterm elections in Miami-Dade County at the Miami Beach Fire Department - Station 4 on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 in Miami Beach, Fla. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)
            
              A person leaves after voting on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              Election worker Brian Kanof walks places a sign across the street from a polling station at Fire Station 3 on E. Rio Grande Ave in El Paso, Texas, before polls open Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
            
              A voter receives his I Voted card after casting his ballot at the Su Nueva Lavanderia near Chicago's Midway Airport Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              People wait in line to vote at a polling place Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Voters casting their ballots during the midterm elections in Miami-Dade County at the Miami Beach Fire Department - Station 4 on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 in Miami Beach, Fla. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)
            
              Voters casting their ballots during the midterm elections in Miami-Dade County at the Miami Beach Fire Department - Station 4 on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 in Miami Beach, Fla. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)
            
              A person leaves after voting on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              Election worker Brian Kanof walks places a sign across the street from a polling station at Fire Station 3 on E. Rio Grande Ave in El Paso, Texas, before polls open Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
            
              Election worker Brian Kanof walks places a sign across the street from a polling station at Fire Station 3 on E. Rio Grande Ave in El Paso, Texas, before polls open Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
            
              A voter receives his I Voted card after casting his ballot at the Su Nueva Lavanderia near Chicago's Midway Airport Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              A voter receives his I Voted card after casting his ballot at the Su Nueva Lavanderia near Chicago's Midway Airport Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              People wait in line to vote at a polling place Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              People wait in line to vote at a polling place Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Kash Strong, 3, peeks out from under the curtain of a voting booth as his mother Sophia Amacker casts her vote on Election Day at the Martin Luther King Elementary School in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
            
              Kash Strong, 3, peeks out from under the curtain of a voting booth as his mother Sophia Amacker casts her vote on Election Day at the Martin Luther King Elementary School in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
            
              Voters casting their ballots during the midterm elections in Miami-Dade County at the Miami Beach Fire Department - Station 4 on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 in Miami Beach, Fla. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)
            
              Voters casting their ballots during the midterm elections in Miami-Dade County at the Miami Beach Fire Department - Station 4 on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 in Miami Beach, Fla. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)
            
              A person leaves after voting on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              A person leaves after voting on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              Election worker Brian Kanof walks places a sign across the street from a polling station at Fire Station 3 on E. Rio Grande Ave in El Paso, Texas, before polls open Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
            
              A voter receives his I Voted card after casting his ballot at the Su Nueva Lavanderia near Chicago's Midway Airport Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              A voter receives his I Voted card after casting his ballot at the Su Nueva Lavanderia near Chicago's Midway Airport Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              People wait in line to vote at a polling place Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              People wait in line to vote at a polling place Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Kash Strong, 3, peeks out from under the curtain of a voting booth as his mother Sophia Amacker casts her vote on Election Day at the Martin Luther King Elementary School in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
            
              Kash Strong, 3, peeks out from under the curtain of a voting booth as his mother Sophia Amacker casts her vote on Election Day at the Martin Luther King Elementary School in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
            
              Voters casting their ballots during the midterm elections in Miami-Dade County at the Miami Beach Fire Department - Station 4 on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 in Miami Beach, Fla. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)
            
              A person leaves after voting on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              Election worker Brian Kanof walks places a sign across the street from a polling station at Fire Station 3 on E. Rio Grande Ave in El Paso, Texas, before polls open Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
            
              A voter receives his I Voted card after casting his ballot at the Su Nueva Lavanderia near Chicago's Midway Airport Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              People wait in line to vote at a polling place Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Kash Strong, 3, peeks out from under the curtain of a voting booth as his mother Sophia Amacker casts her vote on Election Day at the Martin Luther King Elementary School in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
            
              A person leaves after voting on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              The first voters of the day begin filling out their ballots at a polling site in the Brooklyn Museum as the doors open for the midterm election, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              Roy McPhail sets up a sign shortly before the doors opened to voters at 6:00 A.M. at the fire station, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in New Gloucester, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
            
              Voters fill out their ballots before bringing them to counting machines at a polling site in the Brooklyn Museum as the doors open for the midterm election, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              Election worker Brian Kanof walks places a sign across the street from a polling station at Fire Station 3 on E. Rio Grande Ave in El Paso, Texas, before polls open Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
            
              Loretta Myers fills out her ballot at her polling place, the New LIFE Worship Center Church of God, in Fayetteville, Pa., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              A voter receives his I Voted card after casting his ballot at the Su Nueva Lavanderia near Chicago's Midway Airport Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              A poll worker wears a "vote" mask as they check in voters on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              Kash Strong, 3, peeks out from under the curtain of a voting booth as his mother Sophia Amacker casts her vote on Election Day at the Martin Luther King Elementary School in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
            
              The first voters of the day begin filling out their ballots at a polling site in the Brooklyn Museum as the doors open for the midterm election, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              Roy McPhail sets up a sign shortly before the doors opened to voters at 6:00 A.M. at the fire station, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in New Gloucester, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
            
              Voters fill out their ballots before bringing them to counting machines at a polling site in the Brooklyn Museum as the doors open for the midterm election, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              Election worker Brian Kanof walks places a sign across the street from a polling station at Fire Station 3 on E. Rio Grande Ave in El Paso, Texas, before polls open Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
            
              Loretta Myers fills out her ballot at her polling place, the New LIFE Worship Center Church of God, in Fayetteville, Pa., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
            
              A voter moves to cast her ballot at an electronic counting machine at a polling site in the Brooklyn Museum, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              A voter receives his I Voted card after casting his ballot at the Su Nueva Lavanderia near Chicago's Midway Airport Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              A poll worker wears a "vote" mask as they check in voters on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              Election worker Brian Kanof walks places a sign across the street from a polling station at Fire Station 3 on E. Rio Grande Ave in El Paso, Texas, before polls open Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
            
              A voter moves to cast her ballot at an electronic counting machine at a polling site in the Brooklyn Museum, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              Kevin Tolbert, Detroit Branch NAACP 2nd Vice President, is shown at the offices in Detroit, Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. Tolbert plans to support Democratic candidates in the midterm election because he worries about the future of democracy. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
            
              Kevin Tolbert, Detroit Branch NAACP 2nd Vice President, is shown at the offices in Detroit, Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. Tolbert plans to support Democratic candidates in the midterm election because he worries about the future of democracy. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
            
              Kevin Tolbert, Detroit Branch NAACP 2nd Vice President, is shown at the offices in Detroit, Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. Tolbert plans to support Democratic candidates in the midterm election because he worries about the future of democracy. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
            
              Kevin Tolbert, Detroit Branch NAACP 2nd Vice President, is shown at the offices in Detroit, Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. Tolbert plans to support Democratic candidates in the midterm election because he worries about the future of democracy. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
            
              Kevin Tolbert, Detroit Branch NAACP 2nd Vice President, is shown at the offices in Detroit, Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. Tolbert plans to support Democratic candidates in the midterm election because he worries about the future of democracy. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
            
              FILE - A sign that says "Vote" is placed outside of an early voting location Oct. 31, 2022, in Miami. Midterm elections are behind held on Nov. 8. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

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