Minor poll problems twisted into false US election claims

Nov 8, 2022, 7:32 AM | Updated: Nov 9, 2022, 10:42 pm
A driver slides a ballot into a voting drop box location, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Honolulu. (AP P...

A driver slides a ballot into a voting drop box location, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

(AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

Voters did not encounter widespread problems on Election Day. That has not stopped former President Donald Trump and other Republicans from falsely portraying minor snags at polling places to undermine confidence in the results.

Two years after conspiracy theorists spread lies about President Joe Biden stealing victory from Trump, they are now propagating smaller lies about the 2022 midterm elections.

Trump and GOP allies are distorting the truth about election hiccups that experts say officials handled well, including voting machine malfunctions in Arizona’s largest county and errors in the poll books used to sign in voters in Michigan’s largest city.

“While I think yesterday’s election was smoothly conducted, nobody should assume that those forces, including the former U.S. president, seeking to subvert elections are going away,” said David Levine, the elections integrity fellow at the Alliance for Securing Democracy and a former elections director in Ada County, Idaho.

In 2020, conspiracies about a rigged election were fueled by bogus reports of suitcases stuffed with fraudulent ballots at a Georgia vote-counting operation and “ballot mules” loading up drop boxes with fraudulent ballots.

Since then, the GOP has kept up the rhetoric and laid the groundwork for contesting this year’s midterm elections in an effort to sow doubt about Democratic victories. More than 100 lawsuits were filed across the country before Election Day. Those cases targeted mail-in voting rules, voting machine security and access for partisan poll watchers.

But problems did not materialize on Election Day. The director of the federal Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Jen Easterly, said Wednesday that the agency has “seen no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was any way compromised in any race in the country.”

Jennifer Morrell, a former local election official in Colorado and Utah who also now advises federal and state officials on election security and administration, said election officials were able to resolve issues quickly, showing that safeguards to ensure an accurate ballot count work.

After Trump lost Arizona to Biden by just over 10,000 votes two years ago, he and his supporters peddled a string of allegations about election wrongdoing that crumbled under scrutiny.

Two years later, the state remains pivotal. Democrats held narrow leads Wednesday in too-close-to-call races for governor and U.S. Senate.

Trump and some of his supporters sought to amplify problems with scanning ballots in roughly 25% of polling places in Maricopa County, home to Phoenix and the majority of the state’s population.

“The most concerning thing is the way those isolated incidents are being used to spread mis- and disinformation and lies around the election in an attempt to undermine people’s confidence and faith in the election,” said Sylvia Albert, director of voting and elections for the nonpartisan group Common Cause.

Codes on ballots that were printed too lightly to be read by electronic tabulators caused the confusion. Affected voters were given a choice: Leave their ballots in a locked box at their polling place to be counted at a central office on Wednesday, or take them to another voting center on Tuesday.

Trump seized on the problem in a message on his social network. He said the problem, which appeared similar to a voting issue in New Jersey’s Mercer County, was an effort by Democrats to “steal the election.”

“Every national election you have problems like these somewhere,” said Lawrence Norden, senior director of the Elections and Government Program at the Brennan Center for Justice. “The fact that we’re talking about them the next day speaks to the fact that there was an organized effort to weaponize these types of things.”

The Republican official overseeing the election in Maricopa County apologized for the inconvenience and pledged that every legal vote would be counted no matter which method voters chose.

But Kari Lake, the Republican candidate for governor, told her supporters that they should leave the ballot to be counted later only if they could not wait — and that they should not take it to another polling place.

In a late-night speech to supporters Tuesday, Lake focused entirely on election issues.

“The system we have right now does not work,” she said. “We the people deserve to know on election night the winner and the loser, and we will bring that kind of election back to Arizona. I assure you of that.”

As falsehoods about voting mounted the past couple of years, election officials received death threats, some GOP-led states restricted voting by mail and public confidence in U.S. voting systems dwindled. Efforts to discredit electronic vote tabulators prompted calls to abandon the technology.

In Milwaukee, a small group of observers at the city’s central ballot-counting facility heckled a local election official Tuesday as she and her staff used a flash drive to export results from vote tabulators.

Election skeptics also focused on a glitch in Detroit. Some electronic poll books used for signing in voters displayed an error message stating that numbers on ballots already had been assigned to an absentee ballot. Poll workers were able to use paper backup poll books when the electronic ones had problems.

“It was identified and resolved quite quickly” and voters who were wrongly flagged were given ballots, said Jake Rollow, a spokesman for the Michigan secretary of state’s office.

Detroit is a Democratic stronghold in a swing state, so turnout there can be key in election outcomes. On Tuesday, Democrat Gretchen Whitmer was reelected as governor. Democrats also won races for attorney general and secretary of state, defeating Republicans who questioned the 2020 election results.

The GOP candidates for governor and attorney general conceded. Trump still urged his supporters to protest in Detroit. Michigan’s secretary of state, Jocelyn Benson, a Democrat who won reelection, said she was heartened that Trump’s call was ignored.

“The former president called on people to protest and no one did,” Benson said, adding that she was relieved to see concessions from some of the statewide candidates who had repeated Trump’s falsehoods about the 2020 election.

“That, to me, is a mark of a successful election — that we had succeeded in running an election that was transparent, smooth and secure so that even people who might have been unhappy with the results still accepted them.”

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Mulvihill reported from Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Associated Press writers Anita Snow in Phoenix, Harm Venhuizen in Milwaukee and Ed White in Detroit contributed to this article. Venhuizen is a corps member for the Associated Press/Report for America Statehouse News Initiative. Report for America is a nonprofit national service program that places journalists in local newsrooms to report on undercovered issues.

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              A driver slides a ballot into a voting drop box location, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
            
              Voters cast their ballots at the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              A person votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              Matt Koenen played pinball at West County Lanes in Ellisville, Mo., as voters used the bowling alley's party room next door to cast their ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              Election worker Patrick Schmeichel prepares to process ballots that just arrived from a ballot drop-box on Election Day at the King County Elections headquarters, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Renton, Wash. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times via AP)
            
              An absentee voter drops off their ballot outside the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              A driver slides a ballot into a voting drop box location, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
            
              A driver slides a ballot into a voting drop box location, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
            
              Voters cast their ballots at the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              Voters cast their ballots at the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              A person votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              A person votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              Matt Koenen played pinball at West County Lanes in Ellisville, Mo., as voters used the bowling alley's party room next door to cast their ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              Matt Koenen played pinball at West County Lanes in Ellisville, Mo., as voters used the bowling alley's party room next door to cast their ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              Election worker Patrick Schmeichel prepares to process ballots that just arrived from a ballot drop-box on Election Day at the King County Elections headquarters, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Renton, Wash. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times via AP)
            
              Election worker Patrick Schmeichel prepares to process ballots that just arrived from a ballot drop-box on Election Day at the King County Elections headquarters, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Renton, Wash. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times via AP)
            
              An absentee voter drops off their ballot outside the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              An absentee voter drops off their ballot outside the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              A driver slides a ballot into a voting drop box location, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
            
              A driver slides a ballot into a voting drop box location, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
            
              Voters cast their ballots at the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              Voters cast their ballots at the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              A person votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              Matt Koenen played pinball at West County Lanes in Ellisville, Mo., as voters used the bowling alley's party room next door to cast their ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              A person votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              Election worker Patrick Schmeichel prepares to process ballots that just arrived from a ballot drop-box on Election Day at the King County Elections headquarters, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Renton, Wash. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times via AP)
            
              Matt Koenen played pinball at West County Lanes in Ellisville, Mo., as voters used the bowling alley's party room next door to cast their ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              An absentee voter drops off their ballot outside the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              Election worker Patrick Schmeichel prepares to process ballots that just arrived from a ballot drop-box on Election Day at the King County Elections headquarters, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Renton, Wash. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times via AP)
            
              An absentee voter drops off their ballot outside the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              A driver slides a ballot into a voting drop box location, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
            
              Voters cast their ballots at the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              A person votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              Matt Koenen played pinball at West County Lanes in Ellisville, Mo., as voters used the bowling alley's party room next door to cast their ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              Election worker Patrick Schmeichel prepares to process ballots that just arrived from a ballot drop-box on Election Day at the King County Elections headquarters, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Renton, Wash. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times via AP)
            
              An absentee voter drops off their ballot outside the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              A driver slides a ballot into a voting drop box location, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
            
              Voters cast their ballots at the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              A person votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              Matt Koenen played pinball at West County Lanes in Ellisville, Mo., as voters used the bowling alley's party room next door to cast their ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              Election worker Patrick Schmeichel prepares to process ballots that just arrived from a ballot drop-box on Election Day at the King County Elections headquarters, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Renton, Wash. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times via AP)
            
              An absentee voter drops off their ballot outside the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              A driver slides a ballot into a voting drop box location, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
            
              Voters cast their ballots at the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              A person votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              Matt Koenen played pinball at West County Lanes in Ellisville, Mo., as voters used the bowling alley's party room next door to cast their ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              Election worker Patrick Schmeichel prepares to process ballots that just arrived from a ballot drop-box on Election Day at the King County Elections headquarters, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Renton, Wash. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times via AP)
            
              An absentee voter drops off their ballot outside the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              A driver slides a ballot into a voting drop box location, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
            
              A driver slides a ballot into a voting drop box location, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
            
              Voters cast their ballots at the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              Voters cast their ballots at the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              A person votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              A person votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              Matt Koenen played pinball at West County Lanes in Ellisville, Mo., as voters used the bowling alley's party room next door to cast their ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              Matt Koenen played pinball at West County Lanes in Ellisville, Mo., as voters used the bowling alley's party room next door to cast their ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              Election worker Patrick Schmeichel prepares to process ballots that just arrived from a ballot drop-box on Election Day at the King County Elections headquarters, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Renton, Wash. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times via AP)
            
              Election worker Patrick Schmeichel prepares to process ballots that just arrived from a ballot drop-box on Election Day at the King County Elections headquarters, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Renton, Wash. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times via AP)
            
              An absentee voter drops off their ballot outside the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              An absentee voter drops off their ballot outside the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              A driver slides a ballot into a voting drop box location, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
            
              Voters cast their ballots at the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              A person votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              Matt Koenen played pinball at West County Lanes in Ellisville, Mo., as voters used the bowling alley's party room next door to cast their ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              Election worker Patrick Schmeichel prepares to process ballots that just arrived from a ballot drop-box on Election Day at the King County Elections headquarters, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Renton, Wash. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times via AP)
            
              An absentee voter drops off their ballot outside the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              A driver slides a ballot into a voting drop box location, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
            
              Voters cast their ballots at the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              A person votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              Matt Koenen played pinball at West County Lanes in Ellisville, Mo., as voters used the bowling alley's party room next door to cast their ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              Election worker Patrick Schmeichel prepares to process ballots that just arrived from a ballot drop-box on Election Day at the King County Elections headquarters, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Renton, Wash. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times via AP)
            
              An absentee voter drops off their ballot outside the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              Election worker Patrick Schmeichel prepares to process ballots that just arrived from a ballot drop-box on Election Day at the King County Elections headquarters, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Renton, Wash. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times via AP)
            
              An absentee voter drops off their ballot outside the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              Voters cast their ballots at the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              A driver slides a ballot into a voting drop box location, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
            
              Matt Koenen played pinball at West County Lanes in Ellisville, Mo., as voters used the bowling alley's party room next door to cast their ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              A person votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              Election worker Patrick Schmeichel prepares to process ballots that just arrived from a ballot drop-box on Election Day at the King County Elections headquarters, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Renton, Wash. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times via AP)
            
              An absentee voter drops off their ballot outside the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              Voters cast their ballots at the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              A driver slides a ballot into a voting drop box location, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
            
              Matt Koenen played pinball at West County Lanes in Ellisville, Mo., as voters used the bowling alley's party room next door to cast their ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              A person votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              Election worker Patrick Schmeichel prepares to process ballots that just arrived from a ballot drop-box on Election Day at the King County Elections headquarters, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Renton, Wash. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times via AP)
            
              An absentee voter drops off their ballot outside the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              Voters cast their ballots at the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              A driver slides a ballot into a voting drop box location, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
            
              Matt Koenen played pinball at West County Lanes in Ellisville, Mo., as voters used the bowling alley's party room next door to cast their ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              A person votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              Election worker Patrick Schmeichel prepares to process ballots that just arrived from a ballot drop-box on Election Day at the King County Elections headquarters, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Renton, Wash. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times via AP)
            
              An absentee voter drops off their ballot outside the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              Voters cast their ballots at the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              A driver slides a ballot into a voting drop box location, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
            
              Matt Koenen played pinball at West County Lanes in Ellisville, Mo., as voters used the bowling alley's party room next door to cast their ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              A person votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              Election worker Patrick Schmeichel prepares to process ballots that just arrived from a ballot drop-box on Election Day at the King County Elections headquarters, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Renton, Wash. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times via AP)
            
              Christopher Sandridge teaches his daughter Christina the voting process as he casts a ballot at the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Community Center on the Southside of Chicago, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              A voter walks to cast their ballot as another fills his out at the Eleanor Boathouse polling place on the Southside of Chicago, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              An absentee voter drops off their ballot outside the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              Voters cast their ballots at the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              A driver slides a ballot into a voting drop box location, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
            
              Kylie Haigh holds her dog Rob, a 10-year-old Chihuahua-Yorkie mix, as she waits in line to vote at the Galleria at Sunset shopping mall in Henderson, Nev., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
            
              Matt Koenen played pinball at West County Lanes in Ellisville, Mo., as voters used the bowling alley's party room next door to cast their ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              A voter moves to cast their vote after filling out their ballot at a polling site inside The Shed arts center, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in the Hudson Yards neighborhood of the Manhattan borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              A person votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              FILE - People fill out ballots during early voting at Westside Skill Center, Oct. 31, 2022, in Baltimore, Md. Midterm elections are being held on Tuesday, Nov. 8. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
            
              Election worker Patrick Schmeichel prepares to process ballots that just arrived from a ballot drop-box on Election Day at the King County Elections headquarters, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Renton, Wash. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times via AP)
            
              Christopher Sandridge teaches his daughter Christina the voting process as he casts a ballot at the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Community Center on the Southside of Chicago, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              A voter walks to cast their ballot as another fills his out at the Eleanor Boathouse polling place on the Southside of Chicago, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              An absentee voter drops off their ballot outside the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              Voters cast their ballots at the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              A driver slides a ballot into a voting drop box location, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
            
              Kylie Haigh holds her dog Rob, a 10-year-old Chihuahua-Yorkie mix, as she waits in line to vote at the Galleria at Sunset shopping mall in Henderson, Nev., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
            
              Matt Koenen played pinball at West County Lanes in Ellisville, Mo., as voters used the bowling alley's party room next door to cast their ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              A voter moves to cast their vote after filling out their ballot at a polling site inside The Shed arts center, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in the Hudson Yards neighborhood of the Manhattan borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              A person votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              FILE - People fill out ballots during early voting at Westside Skill Center, Oct. 31, 2022, in Baltimore, Md. Midterm elections are being held on Tuesday, Nov. 8. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
            
              Election worker Patrick Schmeichel prepares to process ballots that just arrived from a ballot drop-box on Election Day at the King County Elections headquarters, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Renton, Wash. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times via AP)
            
              A voter walks to cast their ballot as another fills his out at the Eleanor Boathouse polling place on the Southside of Chicago, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              An absentee voter drops off their ballot outside the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              Voters cast their ballots at the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              A driver slides a ballot into a voting drop box location, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
            
              Kylie Haigh holds her dog Rob, a 10-year-old Chihuahua-Yorkie mix, as she waits in line to vote at the Galleria at Sunset shopping mall in Henderson, Nev., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
            
              Matt Koenen played pinball at West County Lanes in Ellisville, Mo., as voters used the bowling alley's party room next door to cast their ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              A voter moves to cast their vote after filling out their ballot at a polling site inside The Shed arts center, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in the Hudson Yards neighborhood of the Manhattan borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              A person votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              FILE - People fill out ballots during early voting at Westside Skill Center, Oct. 31, 2022, in Baltimore, Md. Midterm elections are being held on Tuesday, Nov. 8. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
            
              Election worker Patrick Schmeichel prepares to process ballots that just arrived from a ballot drop-box on Election Day at the King County Elections headquarters, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Renton, Wash. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times via AP)
            
              Christopher Sandridge teaches his daughter Christina the voting process as he casts a ballot at the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Community Center on the Southside of Chicago, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              A voter walks to cast their ballot as another fills his out at the Eleanor Boathouse polling place on the Southside of Chicago, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              An absentee voter drops off their ballot outside the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              Voters cast their ballots at the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              Kylie Haigh holds her dog Rob, a 10-year-old Chihuahua-Yorkie mix, as she waits in line to vote at the Galleria at Sunset shopping mall in Henderson, Nev., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
            
              Matt Koenen played pinball at West County Lanes in Ellisville, Mo., as voters used the bowling alley's party room next door to cast their ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              A voter moves to cast their vote after filling out their ballot at a polling site inside The Shed arts center, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in the Hudson Yards neighborhood of the Manhattan borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              A person votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              Election worker Patrick Schmeichel prepares to process ballots that just arrived from a ballot drop-box on Election Day at the King County Elections headquarters, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Renton, Wash. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times via AP)
            
              FILE - People fill out ballots during early voting at Westside Skill Center, Oct. 31, 2022, in Baltimore, Md. Midterm elections are being held on Tuesday, Nov. 8. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
            
              Christopher Sandridge teaches his daughter Christina the voting process as he casts a ballot at the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Community Center on the Southside of Chicago, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              A voter walks to cast their ballot as another fills his out at the Eleanor Boathouse polling place on the Southside of Chicago, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              An absentee voter drops off their ballot outside the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              Voters cast their ballots at the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              Kylie Haigh holds her dog Rob, a 10-year-old Chihuahua-Yorkie mix, as she waits in line to vote at the Galleria at Sunset shopping mall in Henderson, Nev., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
            
              Matt Koenen played pinball at West County Lanes in Ellisville, Mo., as voters used the bowling alley's party room next door to cast their ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              A voter moves to cast their vote after filling out their ballot at a polling site inside The Shed arts center, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in the Hudson Yards neighborhood of the Manhattan borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              A person votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              FILE - People fill out ballots during early voting at Westside Skill Center, Oct. 31, 2022, in Baltimore, Md. Midterm elections are being held on Tuesday, Nov. 8. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
            
              Election worker Patrick Schmeichel prepares to process ballots that just arrived from a ballot drop-box on Election Day at the King County Elections headquarters, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Renton, Wash. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times via AP)
            
              Christopher Sandridge teaches his daughter Christina the voting process as he casts a ballot at the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Community Center on the Southside of Chicago, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              A voter walks to cast their ballot as another fills his out at the Eleanor Boathouse polling place on the Southside of Chicago, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              An absentee voter drops off their ballot outside the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              Voters cast their ballots at the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              A driver slides a ballot into a voting drop box location, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
            
              Kylie Haigh holds her dog Rob, a 10-year-old Chihuahua-Yorkie mix, as she waits in line to vote at the Galleria at Sunset shopping mall in Henderson, Nev., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
            
              Matt Koenen played pinball at West County Lanes in Ellisville, Mo., as voters used the bowling alley's party room next door to cast their ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              A voter moves to cast their vote after filling out their ballot at a polling site inside The Shed arts center, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in the Hudson Yards neighborhood of the Manhattan borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              A person votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              Election worker Patrick Schmeichel prepares to process ballots that just arrived from a ballot drop-box on Election Day at the King County Elections headquarters, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Renton, Wash. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times via AP)
            
              A voter walks to cast their ballot as another fills his out at the Eleanor Boathouse polling place on the Southside of Chicago, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              An absentee voter drops off their ballot outside the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              Voters cast their ballots at the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              Kylie Haigh holds her dog Rob, a 10-year-old Chihuahua-Yorkie mix, as she waits in line to vote at the Galleria at Sunset shopping mall in Henderson, Nev., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
            
              Matt Koenen played pinball at West County Lanes in Ellisville, Mo., as voters used the bowling alley's party room next door to cast their ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              A voter moves to cast their vote after filling out their ballot at a polling site inside The Shed arts center, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in the Hudson Yards neighborhood of the Manhattan borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              A person votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              Election worker Patrick Schmeichel prepares to process ballots that just arrived from a ballot drop-box on Election Day at the King County Elections headquarters, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Renton, Wash. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times via AP)
            
              Election worker Patrick Schmeichel prepares to process ballots that just arrived from a ballot drop-box on Election Day at the King County Elections headquarters, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Renton, Wash. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times via AP)
            
              Christopher Sandridge teaches his daughter Christina the voting process as he casts a ballot at the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Community Center on the Southside of Chicago, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              A voter walks to cast their ballot as another fills his out at the Eleanor Boathouse polling place on the Southside of Chicago, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              A voter walks to cast their ballot as another fills his out at the Eleanor Boathouse polling place on the Southside of Chicago, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              An absentee voter drops off their ballot outside the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              An absentee voter drops off their ballot outside the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              Voters cast their ballots at the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              Voters cast their ballots at the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              A driver slides a ballot into a voting drop box location, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
            
              Kylie Haigh holds her dog Rob, a 10-year-old Chihuahua-Yorkie mix, as she waits in line to vote at the Galleria at Sunset shopping mall in Henderson, Nev., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
            
              Kylie Haigh holds her dog Rob, a 10-year-old Chihuahua-Yorkie mix, as she waits in line to vote at the Galleria at Sunset shopping mall in Henderson, Nev., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
            
              Matt Koenen played pinball at West County Lanes in Ellisville, Mo., as voters used the bowling alley's party room next door to cast their ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              Matt Koenen played pinball at West County Lanes in Ellisville, Mo., as voters used the bowling alley's party room next door to cast their ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              A voter moves to cast their vote after filling out their ballot at a polling site inside The Shed arts center, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in the Hudson Yards neighborhood of the Manhattan borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              A voter moves to cast their vote after filling out their ballot at a polling site inside The Shed arts center, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in the Hudson Yards neighborhood of the Manhattan borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              A person votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              A person votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              FILE - People fill out ballots during early voting at Westside Skill Center, Oct. 31, 2022, in Baltimore, Md. Midterm elections are being held on Tuesday, Nov. 8. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
            
              FILE - People fill out ballots during early voting at Westside Skill Center, Oct. 31, 2022, in Baltimore, Md. Midterm elections are being held on Tuesday, Nov. 8. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
            
              Griselda Calito, right, waits in line to vote at the Galleria at Sunset shopping mall in Henderson, Nev., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
            
              Griselda Calito, right, waits in line to vote at the Galleria at Sunset shopping mall in Henderson, Nev., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
            
              Election worker Patrick Schmeichel prepares to process ballots that just arrived from a ballot drop-box on Election Day at the King County Elections headquarters, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Renton, Wash. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times via AP)
            
              Election worker Patrick Schmeichel prepares to process ballots that just arrived from a ballot drop-box on Election Day at the King County Elections headquarters, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Renton, Wash. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times via AP)
            
              Christopher Sandridge teaches his daughter Christina the voting process as he casts a ballot at the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Community Center on the Southside of Chicago, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              A voter walks to cast their ballot as another fills his out at the Eleanor Boathouse polling place on the Southside of Chicago, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              A voter walks to cast their ballot as another fills his out at the Eleanor Boathouse polling place on the Southside of Chicago, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              An absentee voter drops off their ballot outside the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              An absentee voter drops off their ballot outside the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              Voters cast their ballots at the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              Voters cast their ballots at the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              A driver slides a ballot into a voting drop box location, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
            
              Kylie Haigh holds her dog Rob, a 10-year-old Chihuahua-Yorkie mix, as she waits in line to vote at the Galleria at Sunset shopping mall in Henderson, Nev., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
            
              Kylie Haigh holds her dog Rob, a 10-year-old Chihuahua-Yorkie mix, as she waits in line to vote at the Galleria at Sunset shopping mall in Henderson, Nev., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
            
              Matt Koenen played pinball at West County Lanes in Ellisville, Mo., as voters used the bowling alley's party room next door to cast their ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              Matt Koenen played pinball at West County Lanes in Ellisville, Mo., as voters used the bowling alley's party room next door to cast their ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              A voter moves to cast their vote after filling out their ballot at a polling site inside The Shed arts center, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in the Hudson Yards neighborhood of the Manhattan borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              A person votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              A person votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              FILE - People fill out ballots during early voting at Westside Skill Center, Oct. 31, 2022, in Baltimore, Md. Midterm elections are being held on Tuesday, Nov. 8. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
            
              Griselda Calito, right, waits in line to vote at the Galleria at Sunset shopping mall in Henderson, Nev., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
            
              Griselda Calito, right, waits in line to vote at the Galleria at Sunset shopping mall in Henderson, Nev., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
            
              Election worker Patrick Schmeichel prepares to process ballots that just arrived from a ballot drop-box on Election Day at the King County Elections headquarters, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Renton, Wash. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times via AP)
            
              A voter walks to cast their ballot as another fills his out at the Eleanor Boathouse polling place on the Southside of Chicago, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              An absentee voter drops off their ballot outside the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              Voters cast their ballots at the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              Kylie Haigh holds her dog Rob, a 10-year-old Chihuahua-Yorkie mix, as she waits in line to vote at the Galleria at Sunset shopping mall in Henderson, Nev., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
            
              Matt Koenen played pinball at West County Lanes in Ellisville, Mo., as voters used the bowling alley's party room next door to cast their ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              A voter moves to cast their vote after filling out their ballot at a polling site inside The Shed arts center, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in the Hudson Yards neighborhood of the Manhattan borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              A person votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              FILE - People fill out ballots during early voting at Westside Skill Center, Oct. 31, 2022, in Baltimore, Md. Midterm elections are being held on Tuesday, Nov. 8. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
            
              Griselda Calito, right, waits in line to vote at the Galleria at Sunset shopping mall in Henderson, Nev., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
            
              Election worker Patrick Schmeichel prepares to process ballots that just arrived from a ballot drop-box on Election Day at the King County Elections headquarters, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Renton, Wash. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times via AP)
            
              Christopher Sandridge teaches his daughter Christina the voting process as he casts a ballot at the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Community Center on the Southside of Chicago, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              A voter walks to cast their ballot as another fills his out at the Eleanor Boathouse polling place on the Southside of Chicago, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              An absentee voter drops off their ballot outside the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              Voters cast their ballots at the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              A driver slides a ballot into a voting drop box location, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
            
              Kylie Haigh holds her dog Rob, a 10-year-old Chihuahua-Yorkie mix, as she waits in line to vote at the Galleria at Sunset shopping mall in Henderson, Nev., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
            
              Matt Koenen played pinball at West County Lanes in Ellisville, Mo., as voters used the bowling alley's party room next door to cast their ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              A voter moves to cast their vote after filling out their ballot at a polling site inside The Shed arts center, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in the Hudson Yards neighborhood of the Manhattan borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              A person votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              FILE - People fill out ballots during early voting at Westside Skill Center, Oct. 31, 2022, in Baltimore, Md. Midterm elections are being held on Tuesday, Nov. 8. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
            
              Griselda Calito, right, waits in line to vote at the Galleria at Sunset shopping mall in Henderson, Nev., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
            
              Election worker Patrick Schmeichel prepares to process ballots that just arrived from a ballot drop-box on Election Day at the King County Elections headquarters, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Renton, Wash. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times via AP)
            
              Christopher Sandridge teaches his daughter Christina the voting process as he casts a ballot at the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Community Center on the Southside of Chicago, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              A voter walks to cast their ballot as another fills his out at the Eleanor Boathouse polling place on the Southside of Chicago, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              An absentee voter drops off their ballot outside the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              Voters cast their ballots at the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
            
              A driver slides a ballot into a voting drop box location, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
            
              Kylie Haigh holds her dog Rob, a 10-year-old Chihuahua-Yorkie mix, as she waits in line to vote at the Galleria at Sunset shopping mall in Henderson, Nev., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
            
              Matt Koenen played pinball at West County Lanes in Ellisville, Mo., as voters used the bowling alley's party room next door to cast their ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              A voter moves to cast their vote after filling out their ballot at a polling site inside The Shed arts center, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in the Hudson Yards neighborhood of the Manhattan borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              A person votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              FILE - People fill out ballots during early voting at Westside Skill Center, Oct. 31, 2022, in Baltimore, Md. Midterm elections are being held on Tuesday, Nov. 8. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
            
              Griselda Calito, right, waits in line to vote at the Galleria at Sunset shopping mall in Henderson, Nev., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
            
              Matt Koenen played pinball at West County Lanes in Ellisville, Mo., as voters used the bowling alley's party room next door to cast their ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              Matt Koenen played pinball at West County Lanes in Ellisville, Mo., as voters used the bowling alley's party room next door to cast their ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              A voter moves to cast their vote after filling out their ballot at a polling site inside The Shed arts center, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in the Hudson Yards neighborhood of the Manhattan borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              A voter moves to cast their vote after filling out their ballot at a polling site inside The Shed arts center, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in the Hudson Yards neighborhood of the Manhattan borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              A person votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              A person votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              FILE - People fill out ballots during early voting at Westside Skill Center, Oct. 31, 2022, in Baltimore, Md. Midterm elections are being held on Tuesday, Nov. 8. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
            
              Supporters wait for Democratic incumbent J.B. Pritzker to arrive at an election night event, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
            
              Supporters wait for Democratic incumbent J.B. Pritzker to arrive at an election night event, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
            
              Matt Koenen played pinball at West County Lanes in Ellisville, Mo., as voters used the bowling alley's party room next door to cast their ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              A voter moves to cast their vote after filling out their ballot at a polling site inside The Shed arts center, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in the Hudson Yards neighborhood of the Manhattan borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              A person votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              Supporters wait for Democratic incumbent J.B. Pritzker to arrive at an election night event, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
            
              Matt Koenen played pinball at West County Lanes in Ellisville, Mo., as voters used the bowling alley's party room next door to cast their ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              A voter moves to cast their vote after filling out their ballot at a polling site inside The Shed arts center, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in the Hudson Yards neighborhood of the Manhattan borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              A person votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              Matt Koenen played pinball at West County Lanes in Ellisville, Mo., as voters used the bowling alley's party room next door to cast their ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              A voter moves to cast their vote after filling out their ballot at a polling site inside The Shed arts center, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in the Hudson Yards neighborhood of the Manhattan borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              A person votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              Matt Koenen played pinball at West County Lanes in Ellisville, Mo., as voters used the bowling alley's party room next door to cast their ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              A voter moves to cast their vote after filling out their ballot at a polling site inside The Shed arts center, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in the Hudson Yards neighborhood of the Manhattan borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              A person votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              FILE - People fill out ballots during early voting at Westside Skill Center, Oct. 31, 2022, in Baltimore, Md. Midterm elections are being held on Tuesday, Nov. 8. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
            
              Matt Koenen played pinball at West County Lanes in Ellisville, Mo., as voters used the bowling alley's party room next door to cast their ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              A voter moves to cast their vote after filling out their ballot at a polling site inside The Shed arts center, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in the Hudson Yards neighborhood of the Manhattan borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              A person votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              FILE - People fill out ballots during early voting at Westside Skill Center, Oct. 31, 2022, in Baltimore, Md. Midterm elections are being held on Tuesday, Nov. 8. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
            
              Matt Koenen played pinball at West County Lanes in Ellisville, Mo., as voters used the bowling alley's party room next door to cast their ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              Matt Koenen played pinball at West County Lanes in Ellisville, Mo., as voters used the bowling alley's party room next door to cast their ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              A voter moves to cast their vote after filling out their ballot at a polling site inside The Shed arts center, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in the Hudson Yards neighborhood of the Manhattan borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              A person votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              A person votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              Matt Koenen played pinball at West County Lanes in Ellisville, Mo., as voters used the bowling alley's party room next door to cast their ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              A voter moves to cast their vote after filling out their ballot at a polling site inside The Shed arts center, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in the Hudson Yards neighborhood of the Manhattan borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              A person votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              FILE - People fill out ballots during early voting at Westside Skill Center, Oct. 31, 2022, in Baltimore, Md. Midterm elections are being held on Tuesday, Nov. 8. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
            
              Matt Koenen played pinball at West County Lanes in Ellisville, Mo., as voters used the bowling alley's party room next door to cast their ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              A voter moves to cast their vote after filling out their ballot at a polling site inside The Shed arts center, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in the Hudson Yards neighborhood of the Manhattan borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              A person votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              FILE - People fill out ballots during early voting at Westside Skill Center, Oct. 31, 2022, in Baltimore, Md. Midterm elections are being held on Tuesday, Nov. 8. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
            
              Matt Koenen played pinball at West County Lanes in Ellisville, Mo., as voters used the bowling alley's party room next door to cast their ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              Matt Koenen played pinball at West County Lanes in Ellisville, Mo., as voters used the bowling alley's party room next door to cast their ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
            
              A voter moves to cast their vote after filling out their ballot at a polling site inside The Shed arts center, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in the Hudson Yards neighborhood of the Manhattan borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              A voter moves to cast their vote after filling out their ballot at a polling site inside The Shed arts center, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in the Hudson Yards neighborhood of the Manhattan borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              A person votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              A person votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              FILE - People fill out ballots during early voting at Westside Skill Center, Oct. 31, 2022, in Baltimore, Md. Midterm elections are being held on Tuesday, Nov. 8. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
            
              A voter moves to cast their vote after filling out their ballot at a polling site inside The Shed arts center, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in the Hudson Yards neighborhood of the Manhattan borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              A voter moves to cast their vote after filling out their ballot at a polling site inside The Shed arts center, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in the Hudson Yards neighborhood of the Manhattan borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              A person votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              A person votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              A voter moves to cast their vote after filling out their ballot at a polling site inside The Shed arts center, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in the Hudson Yards neighborhood of the Manhattan borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              A person votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              FILE - People fill out ballots during early voting at Westside Skill Center, Oct. 31, 2022, in Baltimore, Md. Midterm elections are being held on Tuesday, Nov. 8. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
            
              A person votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              Moderator Andrew Williamson goes through final preparations to set up the Aspray Boat House as a polling site before the doors open to voters for the midterm election in Warwick, R.I., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
            
              A person votes on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              FILE - People fill out ballots during early voting at Westside Skill Center, Oct. 31, 2022, in Baltimore, Md. Midterm elections are being held on Tuesday, Nov. 8. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
            
              Moderator Andrew Williamson goes through final preparations to set up the Aspray Boat House as a polling site before the doors open to voters for the midterm election in Warwick, R.I., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
            
              FILE - A Vote sign is placed outside of an early voting location, Oct. 31, 2022, in Miami. Midterm elections are being held on Tuesday, Nov. 8. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
            FILE - A woman attends an event for Democratic candidate for Florida governor Charlie Crist at an early voting location, Nov. 6, 2022, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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Colorado shooting victim ‘wanted to save the family I found’

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Comedian Freddie Roman, the former dean of The Friars Club and a staple of the Catskills comedy scene, has died. He was 85. Roman died Saturday afternoon at Bethesda Hospital in Boynton Beach, Florida, his booking agent and friend Alison Chaplin said Sunday. His daughter told the entertainment trade Deadline that he suffered a heart […]
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